Ubisoft has appointed Monday a new general manager to lead its studios in Montreal after the departure Saturday of Yannis Mallat in the wake of allegations of sexual harassment that have affected many canadian executives of the French company.
Christophe Derennes, which is involved since many years in the company, will be only at the head of the branch in montreal, as opposed to Yannis Mallat, who had charge of all the studios canadian.
The offices of Saguenay, Quebec and English Canada will report directly to the international executive of the video game designer.
“I am confident in the ability of Christopher to lead you towards new successes, while providing a work environment that is inclusive and safe for each and everyone one of you,” wrote Christine Burgess-Quemard, executive director of Ubisoft, in an email sent to employees Monday.
Ms. Burgess-Quemard held in the same breath to thank Yannis Mallat, the man to whom the French company has its presence in Canada.
Mr. Mallat has had to leave his job because “the recent allegations have emerged in Canada against many employees do not allow him to continue to assume its responsibilities”, it was reported Saturday.
In Paris, Montreal and Toronto, executives and employees of Ubisoft have been forced to resign or have been suspended in recent weeks after a wave of denunciations that began on the social networks.