Andrew Wilson Succeeds Riccitiello as EA’s Chief Executive Officer
Written Wednesday, September 18, 2013 By Lee BradleyView author's profile
Andrew Wilson has been announced as EA’s new CEO, filling the vacancy left by John Riccitiello.
In a post on the company’s website, Wilson - formerly head of EA Sports - said that he was “deeply honored and humbled” to take over the role.
“I have a profound respect and passion for this organization, as well as for our global community of fans, and I’m incredibly motivated to serve our people, our gamers and our shareholders at such an exciting time in our industry,” he wrote.
“I envision EA as the World’s Greatest Games Company. This is not about what we are aiming for or what we will become. Rather, it is about an unfaltering commitment to what we will be every day. This is an attitude that must drive our culture as one team.
“I also believe EA’s strategy is sound. Our focus on our talent, our brands and our platform together with our investment in next-generation consoles, mobile and PC free-to-play, as part of our ongoing transition to digital, is right.
“But we have plenty of work ahead to ensure our collective success. In the short term, our mission is crystal clear: We are 100 percent focused on delivering our FY14 business plan.
“We have made strong progress in the first half of the fiscal year, establishing financial discipline and continuing to create a slate of fantastic games for current and next-generation consoles, mobile and PC. But now we’ve got to finish the job – execute in Q3 and Q4 and deliver on the promises we made to our fans and our shareholders.”
Wilson pointed to three things that will define EA under his tenure; “continued transformation for our digital future”; “delivering amazing games and services across platforms”; and “instilling a culture of execution that will drive profitable growth.”
A culture of execution? EA employees, get out now while you can! Run!