Andrew Wilson (businessman)

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Andrew Wilson
Born (1974-09-07) September 7, 1974 (age 42)
Geelong, VIC, Australia
Nationality Australian
Alma mater Harvard University
Occupation CEO of Electronic Arts
Employer Electronic Arts
Salary US$13.9 million (2014)[1]
Predecessor John Riccitiello

Andrew Wilson (born September 7, 1974 in Geelong, Australia) is an Australian businessman who has been the CEO of Electronic Arts (EA) since September 2013.

Career[edit]

Wilson joined EA in 2000, and worked in the company's Asian and European markets for several years before moving to EA Sports and then becoming an Executive Producer on the FIFA franchise.[2] In August 2011 he was appointed Executive Vice President of EA Sports, and he also took on duties as Executive Vice President of the company's Origin platform in April 2013.[3][4]

Six months after the resignation of John Riccitiello, Wilson was chosen to be the new CEO of the company on September 17, 2013.[5] In a blog post on EA's website, Wilson said that he was "deeply honored and humbled" to take up the job, and said he envisioned EA as "the world's greatest games company."[6]

Personal life[edit]

He is married, and has one daughter and one son.[7]

A lifelong FIFA fan, Wilson spends his spare time surfing, playing FIFA, golfing and has a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Kron Gracie.

Andrew spent his high school life attending Emmanuel College on the Gold Coast, Australia.

Awards and accolades[edit]

  • 2015 - #3 on Fortune Magazine's Business Person of the year list, behind Nike CEO Mark Parker and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg[8]
  • 2015 - #3 on Forbes' list of Americas most Powerful CEO's 40 and Under, behind Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer[9]
  • 2015 - #58 on Adweek's Power List: The 100 Most Influential Leaders in Marketing and Tech[10]
  • 2014 - #5 on BBC.com's list of best CEOS of 2014[11]
  • 2014 - #6 on Forbes' list of Americas most Powerful CEO's 40 and Under[12]
  • Winner - Motley Fool The Best Tech CEOs of 2014[13]
  • 2010 - Winner, BAFTA, Games/Sports - FIFA 2010[14]
  • 2010 - Winner, BAFTA, Games/Use of Online - FIFA 2010[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Compensation Information for ANDREW WILSON , Chief Executive Officer of ELECTRONIC ARTS INC". Salary.com. Retrieved 2016-11-15. 
  2. ^ Fleming, Ryan. "Meet Andrew Wilson, the 39-year-old who just became EA’s CEO". Digital Trends. Retrieved 18 September 2013. 
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Sinclair, Brendan. "EA confirms more layoffs". GamesIndustry International. Retrieved 18 September 2013. 
  5. ^ Statt, Nick. "EA names EA Sports chief Andrew Wilson as CEO". CNET News. Retrieved 18 September 2013. 
  6. ^ Wilson, Andrew. "A Message from CEO Andrew Wilson". Electronic Arts. Retrieved 18 September 2013. 
  7. ^ "40u40: Andrew Wilson". Bizjournals.com. Retrieved 2016-11-15. 
  8. ^ "Businessperson of the Year". Fortune.com. 2016-11-10. Retrieved 2016-11-15. 
  9. ^ [2]
  10. ^ Gianatasio, David. "Adweek's Power List: The 100 Most Influential Leaders in Marketing, Media and Tech". Adweek.com. Retrieved 2016-11-15. 
  11. ^ Finkelstein, Sydney (2015-01-15). "Capital - The best CEOs of 2014". BBC. Retrieved 2016-11-15. 
  12. ^ "No. 6 Andrew Wilson - pg.6". Forbes.com. Retrieved 2016-11-15. 
  13. ^ "The Best Tech CEOs of 2014 - The Motley Fool". Fool.com. 2014-12-15. Retrieved 2016-11-15. 
  14. ^ "2010 Games Sports | BAFTA Awards". Awards.bafta.org. Retrieved 2016-11-15. 
  15. ^ "BAFTA Awards Search | BAFTA Awards". Awards.bafta.org. Retrieved 2016-11-15.