EA Just Got a New CEO: Andrew Wilson

Andrew Wilson above, former Executive Vice President of EA SPORTS and Origin, and now CEO of EA.

 

So, first that happened. Then this happened.

 

The above tweets is from Stephanie Bayer, Community Marketing Manager for Plants vs Zombies.

Here’s a little about Andrew Wilson from his official bio on EA.com:

Andrew Wilson was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Electronic Arts in September 2013.

Mr. Wilson has held several strategic positions since joining EA in 2000, providing leadership on product and brand development for both packaged goods and digital services. Most recently, Mr. Wilson served as Executive Vice President of EA SPORTS and Origin, EA’s consumer platform for downloading digital games.

Prior to his position leading EA SPORTS, Mr. Wilson directed worldwide development across the EA SPORTS portfolio of franchises. He also led EA’s Online Organization overseeing the direct-to-consumer business, Asia Online Publishing as well as the EA studio in Seoul, Korea. Mr. Wilson also previously served as Vice President and Executive Producer of the EA SPORTS FIFA Soccer Division. He was responsible for the strategic, creative and business direction of all EA SPORTS soccer games, including FIFA, FIFA World Cup, Euro, FIFA Manager and FIFA Street.

A native of Geelong, Victoria, Australia, Mr. Wilson has worked for EA in all aspects of the business including Business Development, Licensing, Marketing and Production. Before joining EA, Mr. Wilson worked for a consortium of online companies that specialized primarily in the creation of content and services in sports and entertainment media.

A life-long sports fan, Mr. Wilson spends his spare time surfing, training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and competing in triathlons.

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4 Comments on EA Just Got a New CEO: Andrew Wilson

maven

On September 17, 2013 at 2:01 pm

“Spends his spare time surfing, training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and competing in triathlons.” Well, I hate him already for this alone.

R.J.

On September 17, 2013 at 2:10 pm

Given that the Vita versions of FIFA have been reskins, it’s hard to see that as a positive thing. Even if he had nothing to do with himself, the stench of EA making cash grabs on the least amount of effort is there. And his affiliation with Origin is concerning given the completely misleading statements out of EA regarding how “great and successful” that service is.

Mike

On September 18, 2013 at 12:59 am

Ditto to R.J., the fact that FIFA is on this guys resume is concerning. With the fact that its the Call of Duty of the sports games, I am worried about the mindset he’ll bring to the CEO post.

Phil B

On September 21, 2013 at 12:23 pm

“A life-long sports fan, Mr. Wilson spends his spare time surfing, training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and competing in triathlons.”

Just what we need, another gaming company run by people who don’t actually spend any time gaming.