EA Sports VP Is Electronic Arts New CEO

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Electronic Arts today announced that executive VP of EA Sports Andrew Wilson has been promoted to be the company's new CEO, filling in the seat left vacant by John Riccitiello's resignation in March.

"I envision EA as the World's Greatest Games Company," Wilson said in a statement. "This is not about what we are aiming for or what we will become. Rather, it is about an unfaltering commitment to what we will be every day. This is an attitude that must drive our culture as one team."

"I also believe EA's strategy is sound. Our focus on our talent, our brands and our platform together with our investment in next-generation consoles, mobile and PC free-to-play, as part of our ongoing transition to digital, is right. But we have plenty of work ahead to ensure our collective success."

Wilson joined EA in 2000. He took up a variety of roles over the last 13 years before becoming the FIFA franchise executive producer then executive VP of EA Sports.

Wilson said that he'll stick to the company's existing business plan for the current fiscal year. However, he singled out three point which he intends to focus on as he takes control. Those are "continued transformation for our digital future," "delivering amazing games and services across platforms," and "instilling a culture of execution that will drive profitable growth."

Wilson will be paid a base salary of $800,000 in addition to stock options and a target bonus salary of $1.2 million.

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