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Activision Blizzard’s new management structure explained

As the ink dries on the Activision Blizzard deal, the firm has released details of its new management structure, complete with its eleven-strong gamg of Board members.

The new structure is as follows:

Robert Kotick:
President and Chief Executive Officer of Activision Blizzard

Mike Griffith:
President and Chief Executive Officer of Activision Publishing, which includes the Sierra Entertainment, Sierra Online and Vivendi Games Mobile divisions in addition to the Activision business.

Bruce Hack:
Vice-Chairman and Chief Corporate Officer of Activision Blizzard, accountable for leading the merger integration and the finance, human resources and legal functions.

Mike Morhaime:
President and Chief Executive Officer of Blizzard Entertainment.

Thomas Tippl:
Chief Financial Officer of Activision Blizzard

Jean-François Grollemund:
Chief Merger Officer of Activision Blizzard.

The Board of Directors of Activision Blizzard consists of eleven members: six directors designated by Vivendi, two Activision management directors and three independent directors from Activision’s board of directors.

René Pénisson, a member of the Management Board of Vivendi and Chairman of Vivendi Games, will serve as Chairman of Activision Blizzard.

Brian Kelly, Co-Chairman of Activision, will serve as Co-Chairman of Activision Blizzard.

The three independent directors are Richard Sarnoff, Robert J. Corti and Robert Morgado.

Other Activision Blizzard directors will be Robert Kotick, Bruce Hack, Jean-Bernard Lévy (Chairman of the Management Board and Chief Executive Officer of Vivendi); Doug Morris (Member of the Management Board of Vivendi and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Universal Music Group); Philippe Capron (Member of the Management Board and Chief Financial Officer of Vivendi) and Frédéric Crépin (Senior Vice President, Head of Legal Department of Vivendi).

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