CEO, THQ Nordic GmbH, employed 2011
Education/background: Klemens Kreuzer has a Masters degree in Business Administration from the Vienna University of Economics and Business. He also has experience from business management.
Current assignments: Klemens Kreuzer has no other current assignments.
Holdings in Embracer Group*: Klemens Kreuzer holds, through companies, 1,118,104 class B shares in Embracer Group AB (publ).
CEO, Plaion, employed 1994
Education/background: Klemens Kundratitz holds a Doctor of Law degree from Leopold-Franzen- University in Innsbruck and has a strong track record within the gaming and entertainment industry. He is among other things co-founder of Plaion (formerly Koch Media) and has developed the company and as its Managing Director and CEO. Klemens Kundratitz is also the founder of Deep Silver, the games publishing label of Plaion (formerly Koch Media).
Current assignments: Klemens Kundratitz has no other current assignments.
Holdings in Embracer Group*: Koch Media Holding GmbH holds 2,255,856 class B shares in Embracer Group (publ). Koch Media Holding GmbH (previously Parent Company in the Koch Media Group) is partly owned by Klemens Kundratitz, co-founder and CEO of the Koch Media Group.
CEO, Coffee Stain, employed 2013
Education/background: Anton Westbergh studied computer science at the University of Skövde, and have extensive experience in game and business development.
Current assignments: Anton Westbergh has no other current assignments.
Holdings in Embracer Group*: Anton Westbergh holds, through companies 2,412,666 class B shares in Embracer Group AB (publ).
CEO Amplifier Game Invest AB, employed since 2018
Education/Background: Per-Arne has 16 years of experience in the Games Industry. As head of The Game Incubator, he participated in and developed over 80 game companies, amongst others Coffee Stain Studios, Pieces Interactive, ACE and Flamebait Games.
He has a broad experience in business development, financing, and goto-market strategies for startups and scaleups, in both Sweden and Silicon Valley, where he held a one-year Fellowship from VINNOVA at Nordic Innovation House during 2017.
Current assignments: Member of the Board, Forsway Scandinavia.
Holdings in Embracer Group*: Per-Arne Lundberg holds 33,694 class B shares in Embracer Group AB (publ).
CEO and Co-founder of Saber Interactive and Board member, elected 2020
Education/Background: Matthew has a Bachelor of Arts from Washington University and a Juris Doctor from University of Pennsylvania. He has extensive experience in game design and development, business and legal affairs and is fluent in Russian.
Current assignments: Matthew Karch is the founder and CEO of Saber Interactive a game development company in the Embracer Group with studios in multiple locations across the globe. Matthew started the company in 2001 after a brief career as an attorney.
Holdings in Embracer Group*: Matthew Karch owns 57,5% of S3D Media which in turn holds 12 798 274 class A shares and 70 772 440 class B shares in Embracer Group AB (publ). Matthew Karch also holds 1 070 000 B shares directly.
Position of dependency: Dependent in relation to major shareholders, dependent in relation to the company and management.
CEO, DECA Games
Education/Background: Ken has a bachelors degree from The George Washington University. Ken is the CEO and founder of DECA games. He has spent over 14 years in the gaming industry focused on games as a service of free to play games including positions as the executive producer of the game Kingdoms of Camelot and the european general manager of Kabam.
Current assignments: Ken has no other current assignments
Holdings in Embracer Group*: Ken holds 11,803,182 class B shares in Embracer Group AB (publ)
Founder of the Gearbox Entertainment Company
Background: Randy Pitchford is a video game industry veteran of more than 30 years and founder of the Gearbox Entertainment Company, which develops and publishes award-winning and best-selling video games through its subsidiaries, Gearbox Software and Gearbox Publishing, and produces groundbreaking film and television content.
Current assignments: Randy Pitchford has no other current assignments.
Holdings in Embracer Group*: Randy Pitchford holds 9,563,028 class B shares in Embracer Group AB (publ)
CEO, Easybrain, employed 2016
Education/background: Oleg Grushevich studied accounting in foreign activities at Belarusian State Economic University and holds FCCA as a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Before joining the gaming industry Oleg worked in different roles and locations at EY.
Current assignments: Oleg Grushevich has no other current assignments.
Holdings in Embracer Group*: Oleg Grushevich holds, through company, 10,066,554 class B shares in Embracer Group AB (publ).
CEO of Asmodee Group
Education/background: Stéphane holds a Post Graduate degree in Finance & Marketing from Paris Dauphine University. He joined Asmodee in 2009 and has been Chief Executive Officer of Asmodee Group since 2012. He has over 12 years of experience in the Games Industry. Prior to his current position, he held senior leadership roles in finance & business development within corporate groups and start-ups.
Current assignments: Stéphane Carville has no other current assignments.
Holdings in Embracer Group*: Stéphane Carville has no holding of shares in Embracer Group AB (publ).
CEO, Dark Horse Media
Education/Background: Mike Richardson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Portland State University. In 1980, he founded Pegasus Fantasy Books, which later became the Things From Another World retail chain. In 1986 he founded Dark Horse Comics, an award-winning international publishing house for which he has created numerous comics and graphic novels. Richardson is also the founder and President of Dark Horse Entertainment where he has produced many projects for film and television.
Current assignments: Mike Richardsson has no other current assignments.
Holdings in Embracer Group*: Mike Richardson has no holding of shares in Embracer Group AB (publ).
Embracer Group is a parent company of businesses led by entrepreneurs in PC, console, mobile and board games and other related media. The Group has an extensive catalogue of over 850 owned or controlled franchises.
With its head office based in Karlstad, Sweden, Embracer Group has a global presence through its eleven operative groups: THQ Nordic, Plaion, Coffee Stain, Amplifier Game Invest, Saber Interactive, DECA Games, Gearbox Entertainment, Easybrain, Asmodee, Dark Horse and Freemode. The Group has 130 internal game development studios and is engaging more than 14,900 employees and contracted employees in more than 40 countries.