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Riot Games has announced that its current global president, A. Dylan Jadeja, will be the next CEO of the publisher. Jadeja will replace Nicolo Laurent, who led the publisher of League of Legends and Valorant for six years.
Leadership change at Riot Games
Jadeja has been with Riot Games in leadership positions since 2011. He initially served as chief financial officer and was added as chief operating officer in 2014. Jadeja was promoted to global president when Riot Games co-founders Marc Merrill and Brandon Beck made the transition to co-chair functions in 2017.
“Dylan has been a strong supporter of many of Riot’s boldest choices and biggest stakes over the years, and we know that as CEO, he will continue to push for the best for players and Rioters,” said Merrill and Beck, co-founders of Riot. Games. “He leads with intelligence and empathy, and he has never been afraid to have the tough conversations that ultimately make Riot better. His high level of integrity, passion for serving players, and commitment to Rioters make Dylan the ideal person to lead Riot, and we are very pleased to have him assume this role.”
for him advertisement, Laurent and Jadeja will work closely together in the coming months to ensure a smooth transition in leadership. Riot Games expects this process to be complete by Q4 2023. Laurent will remain at Riot as an advisor, though he confirmed that he intends to move. home of france. She has been at the publishing house for 14 years.
“This is the right time for me to step away from the day-to-day at Riot and get back into balance,” Laurent said. “I have wanted to spend more time on the personal aspect of my life for several years, and I am very fortunate to have a strong leadership bench and successor that allows me to make this decision. Being able to write this part of Riot’s history has been an honor, and while this chapter is coming to a close, I’m so proud that we have an incredible leader in Dylan to help us write the many chapters that lie ahead.”
Background and experience of Jadeja
Jadeja comes from a traditional business background, rather than Laurent’s gaming background. She has a BA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Before joining Riot Games, he served as a vice president at Goldman Sachs.
For the past six years, Jadeja has played a key role in leading Riot’s strategy. In this time, the company has dramatically expanded its global operations. This includes launching various games and new IPs, investing in esports, and reaching new audiences with the Emmy-winning Arcane series. Jadeja is also a longtime supporter of Riot’s social impact and DEI programs.
While Riot ultimately chose an internal candidate, the company hired Egon Zehnder to conduct a multi-year search that explored internal and external candidates across multiple fields.
“In Dylan, Riot will have a leader who can balance creativity and empathy with business acumen, navigate a complex industrial environment, and build strong teams that can execute on its mission to be the most player-centric gaming company in the world.” Youngme said. Moon, special adviser to Riot. “Through our search process, it became clear that Dylan had the perfect mix of these strengths to be Riot’s next CEO and to lead Riot on a large scale toward a very bright future.”
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