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Activision promoted Humam Sakhnini to chief strategy and talent officer

Wednesday, 1st February 2012 19:59 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Activision has announced Humam Sakhnini has been promoted to the newly created position of chief strategy and talent officer.

Sakhnini, a Yale graduate who has served as the company’s EVP of corporate strategy and business development since 2009, will continue to report to COO Thomas Tippl, and continue overseeing the company’s corporate strategy and business development activities. He will also o0versee human resources activities across the company, as its former head has retired.

“Bringing together our strategic planning and worldwide human resources responsibilities under Humam’s leadership underscores our commitment to talent recruiting, development and retention as a principal focus of the company,” stated CEO Robert Kotick in the announcement. “This move will enable us to more closely link our strategic planning and business development initiatives with talent development to ensure we remain the preeminent destination for the most talented people working in interactive entertainment.”

Activision will report its Q4 and calender year 2011 results next week on February 9.

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