Yves Guillemot, the CEO of Ubisoft, issued an apology to his employees at the beginning of an internal Q&A session today. The apology was in response to a statement he made in an email to the company’s developers last week, which was received poorly by employees.
According to representatives of the Solidaires Informatique trade union, Guillemot’s statement not only underestimated the efforts of his subordinates, but also placed blame on them for the company’s recent challenges.
Guillemot stated that he did not intend to shift responsibility to employees, but rather to emphasize the importance of their talent and energy in helping the company succeed.
He also acknowledged that he and Ubisoft’s management must take actions to create the conditions that will allow the company to succeed together.
However, not all developers were convinced by these declarations. The rest of the meeting did not alleviate their concerns, particularly regarding the recent announcement of a strike and the potential for redundancies.
Additionally, the CEO was vague about the company’s plans for its flagship franchises such as Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry and Tom Clancy’s games.
The deletion of several new games was also a topic of concern among employees, as it was reported that Project Q, which was announced last year, was also cancelled.
Who is Yves Guillemot?
Yves Guillemot is a French businessman and entrepreneur, best known as the co-founder and CEO of Ubisoft, a leading video game company. He was born in Carentoir, France in 1955, and co-founded Ubisoft in 1986 with his brothers Michel and Claude.
Under his leadership, Ubisoft has grown to become one of the largest and most successful video game companies in the world, known for popular franchises such as Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six.
In addition to his role at Ubisoft, Guillemot also serves on the board of several other companies and organizations in the gaming and technology industry. He is a strong advocate for the video game industry, and has been recognized for his contributions to the field with several awards and honors.
Guillemot is a business leader, who is known for his vision and his determination. He is well respected within the gaming industry and has been instrumental in Ubisoft’s growth and success. He is a firm believer in the power of video games to be a positive force for change in the world.