Electronic Arts names EA Sports chief its new CEO

|About: Electronic Arts Inc. (EA)|By:, SA News Editor

Andrew Wilson, who has been running the very successful EA Sports unit, has been named Electronic Arts' (EA) new CEO.

While the performance of several other EA divisions has been volatile, EA Sports has continued to fare well, thanks in large part to the strength of the Madden and FIFA franchises.

Wilson's appointment comes 6 months after John Riccitiello, who held the top job for 6 years, resigned to the approval of investors. Chairman Lawrence Probst carried out multiple job cuts during his time as interim CEO.

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