Ubisoft names Anika Grant chief folks officer


Ubisoft at present named Anika Grant as its new chief folks officer, following by way of on one a part of a dedication to reorganize the writer’s HR division after final 12 months’s wave of scandals involving sexist and abusive conduct by quite a few leaders all through the corporate.

“Anika will leverage the corporate’s robust office tradition and guarantee it’s anchored in security, respect, and wellbeing, enabling each crew member to be taught, develop and flourish,” the corporate stated, additionally noting that she “has 19 years of expertise main HR transformation in main, fast-paced, and customer-focused organizations throughout numerous sectors.”

Grant joins Ubisoft from her function as world HR director for Dyson’s World Markets.

Previous to that, Grant labored at Uber for 3 years, finally as senior director of HR for the ride-share firm. Throughout her years there, Uber was investigated by the US Employment Alternative Fee and located to have “permitted a tradition of sexual harassment and retaliation in opposition to people who complained about such harassment,” resulting in a $4.Four million settlement for then-current and former workers.

“I’m very pleased to welcome Anika Grant as our new chief folks officer,” Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot stated.

“Her vitality, optimism and breadth of expertise will likely be nice property to maintain evolving our method to HR and expertise administration. Working alongside me, Anika’s mission will encompass aligning all our HR groups with a robust, shared imaginative and prescient, constructing a strong expertise pipeline, and implementing revolutionary and new methods of working.

“Anika will even be focusing her management efforts on strengthening our world company tradition, making certain that every one our groups can thrive in an atmosphere that promotes a tradition of respect, variety, inclusion and collective wellbeing.”

Final 12 months, Ubisoft’s head of world HR Cécile Cornet was one in all a number of leaders all through the corporate to step down after dozens of workers got here ahead with tales of sexual assault, abuse, and poisonous work cultures at a lot of Ubisoft studios worldwide.

These preliminary reviews had been adopted over the course of weeks by a number of press shops publishing additional tales, together with ones particularly crucial of the HR crew’s conduct.

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