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Rising sun: Kabam's president of worldwide studios jumps ship to GREE

Rising sun: Kabam's president of worldwide studios jumps ship to GREE

Kabam's president of worldwide studios, Andrew Sheppard, has left the company to join Japanese mobile giant Gree in an undisclosed position.

Sheppard's exit marks the end of a five year reign that saw him labelled a pioneer for helping to establish "Kabam's unique approach of blending art and science".

During his tenure Sheppard wanted to ensure Kabam was leading the monetisation charge: a philosophy that helped the firm bring in record revenue of $360 million in 2013.

Big shoes

While the Kabam hierarchy will, understandably, be reluctant to see Sheppard go, they have issued a statement wishing him the best of luck.

Sheppard talks at the unveiling of Kabam's Berlin offices back in April

"We are sorry to see Andrew leave Kabam, but we are pleased for him as he assumes a new role in the industry," said Steve Swasey, Kabam's head of global corporate communications.

"Kabam has retained a leading global executive search firm to identify candidates for the position of president of Kabam Studios."

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