Veteran Ubisoft developer and studio head Jade Raymond, has left her position at Ubisoft Toronto to "pursue new opportunities".
Ubisoft announced the move today through a press release and added that Alexandre Parizeau will replace Raymond as managing director of the studio.
Raymond has spent ten years with the publisher, starting out as a producer on the first Assassin's Creed and going all the way through Splinter Cell: Blacklist. She was among the founding members of Ubisoft Toronto and remains one of the few key female figures in the games industry.
"I've spent 10 extraordinary years at Ubisoft, and I am proud to have been part of many of the best teams in the industry making truly remarkable games," said Raymond.
"This is one of the hardest decisions of my career, but the Toronto studio is strong and on a solid path. I'm confident that now is a good time for me to transition leadership of the studio to Alex and to pursue my other ambitions and new opportunities. Stay tuned for more on what’s next for me, but for now, I'd like to thank Ubisoft for its partnership through the years, and I wish them the very best in all their next endeavours."
"On behalf of Ubisoft, I’d like to thank Jade for her leadership and many contributions over the years, and wish her all the best in her next adventures," said Yannis Mallat, CEO of Ubisoft Montreal and Toronto.