A Profile of EA's New CEO, Andrew Wilson

Andrew Wilson was announced as Electronic Arts‘ new CEO yesterday. He replaces John Riccitiello, who resigned in March.

Wilson will spearhead and continue to shape EA’s existing business strategies including relying more on digital distribution, expansion into the mobile market, and participation in the free-to-play ecosystem.

Andrew WilsonWilson was previously the Executive Vice President of EA Sports and has been a part of EA since 2000 when he started in Australia. Among other roles, he headed EA Asia‘s online publishing group in Seoul, worked for EA in Canada, and was involved in the foundation of EA‘s online gaming service, Origin.

Andrew Wilson followed his work in Seoul by moving to EA Sports in 2011, where he got started as executive producer of the FIFA franchise; this makes him the first EA CEO who has been a studio executive. Wilson‘s success with FIFA helped him ascend to EA Sports‘ executive vice president position.

Larry Probst, EA‘s interim executive chairman, announced Wilson‘s promotion on EA‘s website, crediting Andrew Wilson‘s natural fit for the position: “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.”

Probst, who is also the executive chairman of the U.S. Olympic Committee, will continue his position at EA until Wilson has completed his transition from EA Sports.

To read Wilson‘s opening message to EA, just click here.

You can also check out this EA timeline that chronicles the company’s history during its first 25 years.

Share this article:

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on tumblr
Share on email
Share on whatsapp

Recent Posts

No Rest for the Wicked Key Art Gaming News

No Rest For The Wicked Launch Trailer

Many people are most familiar with Moon Studios from their games in the Ori universe. Those games are filled with some of the best and most complex platforming mechanics and …


Are Subscription Services Like Xbox’s Game Pass Good for Developers?

People have questioned the benefit of Game Pass since its original release in 2017. Subscription services can have amazing benefits for the consumer but does it negatively impact developers? The …

Kamikaze Lasspalnes in game screenshot PAX East

A Plane Dating Sim? Kamikaze Lassplanes @ PAX East 2024

When we say that Shidosha has an interesting taste in games, we are not exaggerating. Are you into bullet hell shooters? How about dating sims? Well if that piques your …

No Love Lost - person fighting an alien creature PAX East

A Colorful Competitive Extraction Shooter – No Love Lost @ PAX East 2024

No Love Lost is a new extraction shooter from Ratloop Games Canada. You are dropped onto an alien world and have to compete against not only the enemy team but …

Heartworm game art. A woman with short dark hair holding a camera PAX East

A PS1 Styled Masterpiece – Heartworm @ PAX East 2024

PAX continues to deliver new and unique gaming experiences. This year, one of our favorite games was Heartworm, a PS1 style horror game with Tank controls. Inspired by games like …

Warframe and Soulframe Live Devstream at PAX East Gaming News

Warframe and Soulframe Make an Apprearance at PAX East 2024

Digital Extremes held their most recent Devstream live during PAX East 2024, celebrating 11 years of Wareframe. One of the most exciting bits of news was the deeper look into …