Co-founder Embracer Group (founder of THQ Nordic GmbH)
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.
Co-founder and 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 the co-founder of PLAION** and has been the company’s Managing Director and CEO. Klemens Kundratitz is also the founder of Deep Silver, the games publishing label of PLAION**.
Current assignments: Klemens Kundratitz has no other current assignments.
Co-founder and CEO, Coffee Stain, employed 2013
Education/background: Anton Westbergh studied computer science at the University of Skövde, and has extensive experience in game and business development.
Current assignments: Anton Westbergh has no other current assignments.
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.
CEO and Co-founder of Saber Interactive
Education/Background: Andrey has a PhD in computer science from St.Petersburg Polytechnic University. He has extensive experience in game design, development, and studio management.
Current assignments: Andrey Iones has no other current assignments.
Position of dependency: Dependent in relation to major shareholders, dependent in relation to the company and management.
Founder and 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 and free to play games. Ken has previously been the Executive Producer of the game Kingdoms of Camelot and the European General Manager of Kabam.
Current assignments: Ken has no other current assignments.
Founder and CEO, 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.
Co-founder and 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.
CEO, Asmodee Group
Education/background: SStéphane 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.
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.
CEO, Freemode by Embracer
Education/Background: CEO Lee Guinchard was co-founder & CEO of Aionic Labs Inc an ideation technology incubator located in Silicon Valley, California. He was also Studio Head of Red Octane Design and VP of Hardware at video game publisher Activision Blizzard for 11 years. While at Activision Blizzard, he oversaw production, hardware development, manufacturing, and compliance for multibillion-dollar franchises such as Guitar Hero and Skylanders. Lee was also Founder and CEO of Joytech, a global video game accessory company, as well as Founder and Managing Director of LDA Distribution, a leading pan-European video game publisher & distributor. Both companies were acquired by Take 2 Interactive in 1999.
Current assignments: Lee Guinchard has no other current assignments.
CEO, Crystal Dynamics – Eidos
Education/Background: Phil holds a BSc degree in Mathematics (University of Leeds, UK) and has over 20 years’ experience in the games industry working across start-ups to multinational organisations. He became CEO of Eidos in 2008 and was CEO across Square Enix’s western business from 2009 to 2022.
Current assignments: Phil Rogers has no other current assignments.
For holdings in Embracer Group, please refer to Ownership – board & management
Embracer Group is a global group of creative and entrepreneurial businesses in PC/console, mobile and board games and other related media. The Group has an extensive catalog of over 900 owned or controlled franchises.
With its head office based in Karlstad, Sweden, Embracer Group has a global presence through its twelve operative groups: THQ Nordic, PLAION, Coffee Stain, Amplifier Game Invest, Saber Interactive, DECA Games, Gearbox Entertainment, Easybrain, Asmodee, Dark Horse, Freemode and Crystal Dynamics – Eidos. The Group has 132 internal game development studios and is engaging more than 15,000 employees in more than 40 countries.