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Gameloft: Alexandre de Rochefort is the new CEO, stepping up from his previous role as general manager and CFO. He’ll oversee Gameloft’s continued pivot to becoming a multiplatform ‘double-A’ publisher, as he told us last year. Former strategic partnerships SVP Guilherme Lachaut is now chief sales officer.
Baudouin Corman, a 17 year Gameloft veteran, is stepping down from his role as general manager and COO, and there are two new additions to the company’s executive committee: new CFO Hoang-Vi Klatchoian and chief strategy and transformation officer Pierre-Yves Berthet, a former VP at Vivendi.
TikTok: Yael Segal is now head of growth for gaming in North America and Latam, moving up from her previous role as gaming client solutions lead for Israel. Avia Chmelevski is also now project management officer in the global gaming team.
Metacore: The Merge Mansion developer added four more new hires at the end of 2022: former Supercell UI/UX designer Julia Maroto Romero De Ávila as UX and player researcher, Stephen Reponen as creative copywriter, former Fractal infosec boss Mika Karjalainen as information security lead and former Seriously submissions and release lead Juhana Mäntymaa as QA manager. Iulia Hlusca is also joinning Metacore, moving from her role in QA at Huawei. She has previously worked at Gameloft.
King: Awais Maqsood is now associate UI artist, having moved over from Big Immersive; former Outfit7 and Popcorn developer Marc Villegas Suriñach is now Unity core developer; Vishesh Gajjar joined as integration developer.
Google: Former EA mobile publishing manager Andrew Schimmel has moved over to Google Play’s developer technology partnerships team, after leading Stadia’s publishing partnerships group for the last couple of years.
Roblox: Meta’s former head of Reality Labs developer partnerships marketing Jaime Mayer is now director of developer marketing.
Applovin: Francois Yoshida-Are has joined the business development team from Credit Suisse; Joshua Barger has been promoted to senior director of people operations.
Product Madness: Nicole Nissola has stepped up to become product art director, having previously held several other art lead roles at the company.
Anzu: Maor Wurembrand has stepped up to become director of supply growth.
Rollic: Rızgar Baytar got promoted to senior monetisation manager.
SciPlay: Former Playtika head of product Oren Debi is now VP Product on SciCore.
Scopely: Miquel Sonsona is now senior game server engineer for Star Trek Fleet Command; Daniel Díaz de Mayorga Ledesma has re-joined Scopely, this time working in the Stumble Guys team as senior unity developer.
Kwalee: Tanisha Berry has joined as game artist.
Village Studio: Gabriel Zuliani joined Village Studio as senior game developer from Third Kind Games, the lead developer on web3 game Blankos Block Party.
Bandai Namco: The Japanese firm has added a new game designer to its Barcelona office: King, Aardman, Marmalade and Curve veteran Mike Barwise.
Homa: The French firm has hired two new game leads: former Tuscany Villa game designer at Scopely Jesús Márquez García and former Tastypill product manager Ilker Yoldas.
Rovio: Former Seriously junior level designer Anh Nguyen is now associate level designer.
Turborilla: Dana Funyak has joined Mad Skills Motocross 2 developer as marketing coordinator, moving over from her role as GNC communications manager.
Lost Native: Former Mind Candy and Games London digital illustrator Leanne Slight is now senior illustrator.
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