Activision Blizzard has announced a change in its leadership team. Daniel Alegre, who has served as its president and COO since 2020, will leave the Call of Duty publisher in 2023.

Daniel Alegre is stepping down as Activision Blizzard's president and COO

Daniel Alegre, Image credit: Activision

Alegre notified Activision Blizzard about his decision on December 13, according to the company’s recent filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. He plans to “leave for another opportunity” once his contract expires on March 31, 2023.

In a statement on LinkedIn, Alegre promised to share details about his next job very soon. “I am very proud of the passion and commitment our teams at Activision, Blizzard and King have brought to our world’s loyal players during my three years at the company and look forward to seeing continued innovation and excitement across our franchises.,” he wrote.

The announcement came amid increased regulatory pressure on Microsoft that plans to acquire Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion. In addition to in-depth probes in the UK and European Union, the US Federal Trade Commission recently filed an antitrust lawsuit to block the deal.

Update: Shortly after the announcement, Alegre was appointed as CEO of Yuga Labs, a company known for its Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT collection. It is now working on the metaverse called Otherside. Alegre will help Yuga Labs boost its expansion into blockchain gaming and metaverse development.

Who is Daniel Alegre?

  • Alegre started his management career in the 90s, working at companies like Bertelsmann and BMG Music.
  • He is best known for his 16-year run at Google, where he initially was responsible for opening new offices in Latin America.
  • In 2007, Alegre became the president of the company’s Asia-Pacific business and oversaw its expansion into the region. He then served as the president of global retail and shopping, driving Google’s offline and online retail strategy.
  • Alegre joined Activision Blizzard in April 2020. As the company’s president and COO, his goal was to “grow Activision Blizzard’s reach, engagement, and performance to improve collaboration and execution among all parts of the organization.”

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