EA undergoes exec restructuring, claims report

Patrick Söderlund to take over EA Sports, Frank Gibeau heads EA mobile and Origin

EA has made changes to a number of its key executive roles as it fills in the gaps left by the recent appointment of Andrew Wilson as CEO.

Wilson was the former executive vice president of the EA Sports label and head of EA's digital distribution platform Origin.

According to Polygon, which cites 'multiple sources close to the matter', EA will hand EA Sports leadership duties to Patrick Söderlund, presently the exec VP of the EA Games label.


EA Mobile and Origin will reportedly be placed in the hands of Frank Gibeau, the current president of EA Labels, which consists of EA Games, BioWare and Maxis.

Whether Gibeau will also remain the EA Labels president is uncertain, says the report.

Electronic Arts officially announced the appointment of Andrew Wilson as its new CEO on September 17. Wilson takes over from EA executive chairman Larry Probst, who ran the company as interim CEO since the resignation of former CEO John Riccitiello back in March.

Probst will continue to serve as EA's executive chairman "for an indefinite period".