Ubisoft's chief people officer is leaving after over two years

by Danny Craig  · 
Ubisoft's chief people officer is leaving after over two years

Ubisoft has confirmed that chief people officer Anika Grant will leave the company later this month after working for two and a half years to improve the company's poor working culture.

The details:

  • In an internal email sent to employees, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot announced Grant's departure, and the publisher is currently looking for a replacement. Guillemot confirmed the news to GamesIndustry.biz, saying she has been "instrumental in leading the transformation of Ubisoft's human resources and talent management function since she joined the company," and that the publisher is now planning a "smooth transition over the coming weeks" for its new executive.

  • Grant joined Ubisoft in April 2021, during a "misconduct crisis" in which numerous veterans and executives, including former chief creative officer Serge Hascot and editorial vice president Tommy François, were accused of sexual misconduct.

  • In September, the executive stated that she believed the publisher was "on the right track" in terms of workplace culture and HR processes compared to a few years ago. She then elaborated on the steps taken to improve the company's situation, which included implementing a new code of conduct and anonymous feedback surveys, as well as following a mantra of listening, transparency, and accountability.

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