Former Namco VP Comte hops over to French publisher Ankama

By Phil Owen, Friday, 4 October 2013 04:31 GMT

Olivier Comte has been VP of sales at Atari and senior VP at Namco Bandai Europe, and now he is the chief operating officer at Ankama, independent publisher/developer of MMOs Wakfu and Dofus, along with a myriad of other low-ish profile games, comparatively speaking.

The purpose of bringing in Comte is to have him actually run the studio to free up co-founders Anthony Roux and Camille Chafer to focus more on their efforts in the creative side of the business.

“Ankama is a remarkable success story, bringing together brilliant creativity and technical expertise to become pioneers in transmedia properties that capture hearts around the world,” said Comte in a statement (via GamesIndustry). “I’m very proud to be joining the team and extremely excited about helping to realise the enormous worldwide potential of their existing and future creations.”

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