Ex-president of MS’s IEB to sit on GameStop board

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 12 July 2011 15:39 GMT

Shane Kim, ex-corporate vice president of Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Business, has been appointed to GameStop’s board of directors, the company announced in a statement this morning.

For the last two years, Kim, who retired from Microsoft after 19 years with the firm back in 2009, has been working as a consultant for different technology companies.

“We are very excited to have Shane join our Board,” said GameStop executive chairman Dan DeMatteo. “His broad video game knowledge and business experience will bring valuable insight in supporting the advancement of GameStop’s digital strategy.”

Kim spent 15 years of his service at Microsoft in its Interactive Entertainment Business, where he worked on projects such as Xbox Live and the Halo franchise.

Thanks, GI.biz.

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