On behalf of EA’s Board of Directors, I am very pleased to announce that we have chosen Andrew Wilson to serve as the next Chief Executive Officer of Electronic Arts.
The rigorous search conducted by our Board included several talented executives from both outside the company and from within EA. Andrew’s appointment is a clear demonstration of the deep bench of management talent at EA, and reflects our fundamental belief that EA is on track to become the global leader in interactive games and services.
Andrew joined EA in 2000 and has held several strategic positions in our studio organization, providing leadership on product and brand development for both packaged goods and digital services. He has extensive experience with our Asia Online Publishing Group and our studio in Seoul, Korea. Earlier in his career at EA, Andrew distinguished himself as the Executive Producer of our FIFA franchise. Most recently he has served as the Executive Vice President overseeing EA SPORTS and our online portal for digital games and services, Origin. In his leadership role of the EA SPORTS Label he has shown an exceptional ability to identify and develop talented people and teams.
I am convinced that Andrew was an inspired choice by our Board, and one I expect the team at EA will enthusiastically support. Andrew is the first studio executive to serve as our CEO, a testament to his blend of creative skills and business acumen. He is a compelling and charismatic communicator who cares deeply about organizational development, teams, and the individual careers of people who work for EA. Most of all, he has a powerful sense of respect for and commitment to our consumers.
To support Andrew in his transition to CEO, I will continue to serve as EA’s Executive Chairman for an indefinite period.
Please join me in congratulating Andrew on becoming the Chief Executive Officer of Electronic Arts.