John Pleasants named president, COO at EA

Mumbai: Electronic Arts announced the appointment of John Pleasants as President, Global Publishing and Chief Operating Officer of EA. In this role, Pleasants will lead EA’s global publishing organization, corporate communications and government affairs, as well as the online, central development and technology teams. Pleasants begins immediately and reports to EA CEO John Riccitiello.

Riccitiello commented, "John’s experience as a business operator, his knowledge of online consumer relationships and his ability to lead large global teams will be a big asset to EA. He will be a close partner to me and to the executives that lead our four labels."

"This is a phenomenal opportunity and there’s no better time to be joining EA," said Pleasants. "John Riccitiello and the team at EA have laid out the right plan to take EA forward by building innovative products, expanding digital revenues, and extending its strengths in global publishing. I’m excited about the challenge of leading these initiatives and working with this talented team."