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Breaking News: Electronic Arts Appoints Insider as New CEO Featured

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Electronic Arts Promotes Sports Head as CEO

Electronic Arts has named its Sports head Andrew Wilson, 39, as CEO and a director of the Company. Wilson has served as EVP, EA SPORTS and Origin, EA’s consumer platform for downloading digital games. Before that, he served as SVP, EA SPORTS; SVP, Global Online and VP, EA SPORTS. Wilson has held various positions within the Company since joining the Company in Australia in year 2000, also working in Asia and Europe. 

Before joining EA, he worked for a consortium of online companies that specialized primarily in the creation of content and services in sports and entertainment media.

Wilson fills a vacancy created when former EA CEO John Riccitiello stepped down from that role earlier this year.

Date: September 18, 2013

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Dora Vell is the Managing Partner of Vell Executive Search, a boutique executive search firm in Boston focused on recruiting technology executives and board members. Vell has successfully completed numerous board member and C-level executive searches, including CEOs, COOs, CIOs, and Vice Presidents - at both public and private companies.

Prior to founding the firm in 2005, Vell was a Partner at Heidrick & Struggles' Technology practice for seven years.  Before her career in executive search, she worked at IBM for 11 years, managing software engineering organizations of 100 people and software sales organizations with revenues of $150 million. She has also served as an executive assistant to the CEO of IBM Canada for one year.

Vell holds seven worldwide software patents. She has published several Business of Leadership reports on governance and leadership and has been quoted in numerous articles including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Business Week, Fortune, Agenda Week, MSNBC, Mass High Tech, the OPUS for the World Economic Forum, Boston Business Journal, The Globe & Mail, CIO Magazine, and IEEE. She also has been a featured speaker on leadership at numerous conferences and at Columbia University's MBA program.

Vell is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the Boston CEO Roundtable. She has served on the boards of Framingham State, Entrepreneur's Organization, Goodwill, Mary Centre for developmentally handicapped adults,, and RBC Capital Partners.

She has received an MBA from the University of Toronto, a Master in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo, and a Bachelor in Computer Science from Carleton. She has also completed the MIT Entrepreneurial Master’s program.

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