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have a farewell post from Fredrik Wester, who
announces he is leaving his role as CEO of Paradox Interactive, and will now
serve as Executive Chairman of the Board. He introduces Ebba Ljungerud as the
company's new CEO, saying they believe the changes are what serves Paradox best.
Here's a bit of his explanation:
So this August I’ll be stepping out of
the role of CEO at Paradox Interactive and will be taking up a post as Executive
Chairman of the Board. We´re making this change as we believe it is what suits
Paradox best. This will be my full-time job; I will continue to work out of the
office and hopefully have more time to interact with with all my colleagues and
with you. This change will put me in a position where I can focus on the things
I love, helping Paradox grow and expand, while handing over responsibility for
ongoing operations to a person better suited for the job.
I’m also really happy to announce that we’ve already selected the person who
will step in as CEO of Paradox Interactive, starting in August. It is my
pleasure to introduce you to Ebba Ljungerud. Ebba has a long history with
Paradox: she’s been on our board for four years now, and she and I have worked
closely together in that time on many different projects and topics. She’s also
been the CCO at Kindred Group for the last few years, so her ability to manage a
growth company the size of Paradox is a safe bet. Yes, pun intended.
Apart from myself, Ebba will be supported by veterans like Johan Andersson,
Mattias Lilja, Thomas Johansson, Henrik Fåhraeus, Shams Jorjani and Susana Meza
Graham, all of whom have been with Paradox for several years, some even longer
than me, and are familiar faces in our community already.
It´s important to note that this does not change what we do at Paradox. We
remain focused on creating the kind of games we do best and are known for. This
is about making sure we have the organisation in place to handle the growth
we´re currently experiencing, and making sure our trajectory continues