In March this year, Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello resigned in the wake of growing criticism about his leadership of the publisher he’d been steering since 2007. Following his departure, Larry Probst stepped in to hold the wheel while EA began the long process of finding a permanent replacement. That process has ended, and EA has promoted from within by placing executive VP of EA Sports Andrew Wilson in charge of the entire company.
Wilson, who is 39 years old, has been working with EA since 2000. In an official post on the EA blog The Beat, Wilson briefly outlined his strategy for the publisher, listing three key areas that he’ll be focusing on: “Continued transformation for our digital future; delivering amazing games and services across platforms; and instilling a culture of execution that will drive profitable growth.”
Wilson said that he was “deeply honored and humbled to become EA’s CEO,” and that he has “a profound respect and passion for this organization, as well as for our global community of fans.”