Daniel Alegre, COO of Activision Blizzard, was appointed to be the new CEO of Yuga Labs, the company behind BAYC, for the first half of 2023.
Moreover, Alegre has been President and Chief Operating Officer of Activision Blizzard since early 2020.
He is in charge of delivering and selling games like Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, Diablo, Overwatch, and Candy CrushTM around the world.
Besides that, Alegre also worked for Google for more than 16 years, where he was President of Global and Strategic Partnerships, President of Shopping and Payments, and President of Asia Pacific and Latin America.
Why did Yuga Labs change its CEO?
Yuga Labs made it clear that they have ambitious metaverse plans earlier this year when they released the Otherside, a gamified, MMORPG-inspired metaverse that the team is developing.
Therefore, with Alegre’s years of experience building global, successful communities and games, the company wants to speed up the process of making that ambition come true.
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“In order to catapult Otherside and our other ambitious projects to new heights, we’ve known for a long time that we wanted to bring in someone with a proven track record of building at the highest possible level.”
“Knowing this, Nicole, Wylie, and I have been on the hunt for the right candidate, and our search led us to Daniel,” Wylie Aronow, co-founder of Yuga Labs, added on the Yuga News Blog.
What will happen to the previous Yuga Labs CEO?
“Our friend and confidant, Nicole Muniz, will stay on as a partner and a valued strategic advisor.” Yuga Labs co-founder Greg Solano said
“From the earliest days when we called her constantly for advice, to joining as an official partner in late 2021, to becoming the company’s first CEO in January 2022, Nicole’s contributions helped build the infrastructure we needed to scale. “We look forward to continuing to work closely with her,” he added.
Yuga Labs has achieved mainstream success in just two years by leading the web3 industry as a creative force that pushes the boundaries of NFT technology.
Therefore, with their new ally on board, they intend to continue pushing the boundaries of what is possible and delivering results like no other.
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