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Gameloft appoints Alexandre de Rochefort as temporary CEO

Gameloft appoints Alexandre de Rochefort as temporary CEO

Following disagreements with new owner Vivendi, Gameloft has announced the resignation of its board.

"The board cannot accept to simply execute the decisions of a majority shareholder whose strategic vision and managerial values it does not share," read a statement issued by Gameloft ahead of a shareholders' meeting.


As of today, Gameloft's former finance chief Alexandre de Rochefort has been appointed as interim head of the company and its subsidiaries, following a proposal from Vivendi.

The exact nature of this clash of values remains unclear, but it is a far cry from the "great collective adventure" promised by the French conglomerate following its hostile takeover.

The media giant now owns 95.94% of Gameloft's share capital after offering €8 per share - considerably more than what they were worth - but its plans for driving the company forward are up for debate.

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