Google executive Daniel Alegre has been named COO and President of Activision Blizzard starting April 7th. Alegre has been with Google for 16 years and most recently was President of Global Retail and Shopping.
Daniel Alegre states:
“Activision Blizzard is at an exciting point in its history. In addition to a deep library of owned and internationally beloved franchises, the company has tremendous talent that has built a culture committed to inspiration and creativity. More importantly, through thoughtful and creative games, it connects and engages over 400 million people around the world through epic entertainment. I look forward to helping players around the world connect through quality and immersive games.”
Current president and COO, Cody Johnson, will stay with the company as a special advisory to CEO Bobby Kotick.