Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Kotick has been a director and Chief Executive Officer of Activision, Inc. since February 1991 and was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Activision from February 1991 until July 2008, when he became President and Chief Executive Officer of Activision Blizzard in connection with the combination of Activision and Vivendi Games.
By merging Activision, Inc.’s top selling portfolio of console and handheld games with Blizzard Entertainment’s leading PC and online subscription franchises, Activision Blizzard is the largest, most profitable pure-play interactive entertainment software publisher in the world with leading market positions across every major category of the rapidly growing interactive entertainment software industry.
For calendar 2008, Activision Blizzard delivered non-GAAP net revenues of $5 billion, marking the company’s 17th consecutive year of net revenue growth and the most profitable year in its history. The company is based in Santa Monica, California and operates in sixteen countries with more than 7,000 employees worldwide.
In addition to his responsibilities as Chief Executive Officer of Activision Blizzard, Mr. Kotick is also a member of the Board of Trustees for The Center for Early Education, he is Chairman of the Committee of Trustees at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and he is a member of the Board of Directors for the Tony Hawk Foundation.