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News-Billboard-E3-broadcast.jpg POSTED BY Larry Probst, Executive Chairman ON Sep 17, 2013

Introducing EA’s New CEO

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.

Comments (10)

  1. +3 0
    New CEO, now is the opportunity. Focus on showing us SWTOR players that you are committed to providing us the best experience. Make it a priority to double the content and the quality of the content in the Old Republic.
    Sep 17, 2013
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    We, the fans, request more Star Wars: The Old Republic content.
    Sep 17, 2013
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  3. +1 0
    What they said!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Sep 17, 2013
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  4. 0 0
    Company has a lot of potential. Looking forward to see how this goes, as long as he puts the customers first, things will go great.
    Sep 19, 2013
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  5. 0 0
    HOW ABOUT FIXING THE SERVER PROBLEM SO WE CAN PLAY BFBC2. CANT LOG IN NOW FOR 3 DAYS WTF.
    Sep 21, 2013
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      Hi - Our Battlefield team is aware of the issue and looking into it. Apologies for the inconvenience.
      Sep 23, 2013
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    Hey MR New CEO, Were circulating a Petition to get all hosting companies back on the server hosting list of companies that can host BF4. Here is what im talking about.... http://www.pbbans.com/forums/battlefield-4-game-server-provider-list-t176005.html
    Sep 22, 2013
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      Sign the petition at the bottom of the link!! Also worth noting, WHY IS EA GAMES NOT LISTENING TO ITS CUSTOMERS!!!!
      Sep 22, 2013
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  7. 0 0
    great support from you guys NOT!!!!!!
    Sep 22, 2013
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  8. 0 0
    great post from Larry Probst . maybe you could do something other than introducing this guy. Why don't get him to fix BFBC2 log in issues or at least let the thousands of angry gamers know whats going on???
    Sep 22, 2013
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      Hi Howlen - Our Battlefield team is aware of the issue and looking into it.
      Sep 23, 2013
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  9. 0 0
    Please fix the administration of EA. I had my swtor account locked from failing to keep with the extensive security protocols. I called to have the account unlocked twice the agent after a total of 3 hours of waiting in both encounters failed to provide. Swtor then has the audacity to proceed charge for a service not rendered. From simcity bad launch. Mass effect's derailed creative story line. The rule I have for EA is do not buy their products they do not deliver anything in good faith.
    Dec 30, 2013
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    Dismal display of handling Lord of Ultima. better to sell the rights for another company to take over the mess left behind, probably the best online game in its field,addictive and best thought out, you had the winning recipe handed to you and could not take the reigns.
    Feb 26, 2014
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