Paradox Interactive CEO Ebba Ljungerud has stepped down “due to differing views on the company’s strategy going forward,” the corporate announced today. Ljungerud’s resignation will take impact instantly, though she has agreed to remain on for an unspecified interval “to ensure a good handover.”
“Ebba has done a fantastic job as CEO of Paradox Interactive,” chairman of the board Håkan Sjunnesson mentioned. “During her leadership the organization, player base, and our game projects have been strengthened and grown which give the company a strong base for future growth. We regret that she has decided to resign but wish her all the best in future endeavours.”
Ljungerud will probably be changed by former CEO Fredrik Wester, who resigned in early 2018 and was changed by—you guessed it—Ljungerud.
“Ebba has a long history with Paradox: she’s been on our board for four years now, and she and I have worked closely together in that time on many different projects and topics,” Wester mentioned in his personal resignation announcement on the Paradox forums. “She’s also been the CCO at Kindred Group for the last few years, so her ability to manage a growth company the size of Paradox is a safe bet.”
Paradox has been energetic throughout Ljungerud’s tenure, from acquiring studios to weighing in on gamer toxicity, embracing mobile games, and (lastly) committing to Victoria 3. However it’s additionally struggled on a number of fronts: The anticipated Empire of Sin was an enormous mess not less than, Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 was delayed indefinitely after dropping its developer, and the sport director of Europa Universalis 4 apologized for a “long trail of low quality [DLC] releases” relationship again to 2018.
Ljungerud’s resignation is the second huge govt to depart Paradox in per week: Former chief advertising officer Daniel Goldberg introduced his personal departure on August 25. There is not any obvious connection between the 2 resignations, however Goldberg’s final day is definitely scheduled for someday this week.
Wester mentioned on Twitter that his return to the CEO function is everlasting. I’ve reached out to the corporate for extra info and can replace if I obtain a reply.