Jade Raymond executive producer on some of Ubisoft's biggest games and managing director of Ubisoft Toronto has announced she is leaving the company.
A Statement from Ubisoft reads
Today, Ubisoft announced that after 10 years of collaboration, the company and Jade Raymond have agreed to pursue future opportunities separatelyAlexandre Parizeau who has been at the studio since its launch in 2009 will replace her as managing director.
I've spent 10 extraordinary years at Ubisoft, and I am proud to have been part of many of the best teams in the industry making truly remarkable games, This is one of the hardest decisions of my career, but the Toronto studio is strong and on a solid path. I’m confident that now is a good time for me to transition leadership of the studio to Alex and to pursue my other ambitions and new opportunities. Stay tuned for more on what’s next for me, but for now, I'd like to thank Ubisoft for its partnership through the years, and I wish them the very best in all their next endeavours.Now with Raymond leaving it is just another of Ubisoft elite to have left the Company with Patrice Desilets leaving in 2010 (and confusingly being brought back and fired) and Michel Ance branching of to form his own studio outside of Ubisoft.
Raymond leaving Ubisoft seems to be a lot more amicable than some of the other big names leaving their studios over the past year.
On behalf of Ubisoft, I'd like to thank Jade for her leadership and many contributions over the years, and wish her all the best in her next adventures,The Toronto studio is a key part of the Ubisoft global network, and Alex has been at the heart of the studio's growth over the years. He was the obvious choice to lead this talented group of people as they continue to develop amazing games.Said Yannis Mallat, CEO of Ubisoft Montreal and Toronto.