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Vivendi COO Stéphane Roussel appointed Gameloft CEO

"I start my role today with an ambitious plan: to combine your creative passion with Vivendi's to accelerate Gameloft's development."

Chris Kerr, News Editor

June 30, 2016

1 Min Read

Vivendi COO Stéphane Roussel has been named as the Chairman and CEO of French mobile giant, Gameloft. 

The change is one of many new appointments made by Vivendi following its hostile takeover of the Modern Combat developer. 

"I start my role today with an ambitious plan: to combine your creative passion with Vivendi’s to accelerate Gameloft's development," said Roussel.

"You will be a fully-integrated member of the Vivendi family while maintaining your distinctiveness and originality.”

Working alongside Roussel on the Gameloft Board of Directors will be Francine Mayer, chairman of Canal+ Régie; Maxime Saada, CEO of Canal+ Group and chairman and CEO of Dailymotion; Frédéric Crépin, member of the Vivendi Management Board; and Sébastien Bolloré, director and chairman of Blue Solutions USA.

Vivendi plans to meet with Gameloft's senior management next week to devise a strategy to take the studio forward.

About the Author(s)

Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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