Ubisoft has hired Anika Grant to become its new Chief People Officer in a role where she will oversee the publisher’s efforts toward ensuring the company’s workplaces are “anchored in safety, respect, and wellbeing.” The hiring of Grant comes after Ubisoft was called out for having a “frat house” culture of sexism and abuse.
Grant will also join Ubisoft’s executive committee, and she starts today, April 8. Grant, who is an Australian citizen, was formerly the global HR director at Dyson. Before that, she was a senior director of HR at Uber, and before that, she held a high-level HR position at Accenture.
Grant will report directly to Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot. In a press release, Ubisoft said Grant will also manage Ubisoft’s “global recruiting, talent management, leadership development, and compensation and benefits, and will contribute to improving the company’s organizational performance.”
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