The new company that Daniel Alegre turns to aims to accelerate his vision of making new mobile games, developing the metaverse, and building a vibrant community.
The executive board of Yuga Labs, the headquarters of Bored Ape Yacht Club, has announced the appointment of former Activision Blizzard CEO Daniel Alegre as the company’s CEO. According to the press release, Alegre will succeed Nicole Muniz next year.
The company announced that Muniz will continue as a strategic advisor, while Alegre will partner with Yuga Labs founders Wylie Aronow and Greg Solano to grow the business. Alegre previously served as President and CEO of Activision Blizzard, overseeing the international distribution and commercialization of franchises such as Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, Diablo, Overwatch, and Candy Crush.
Yuga Labs co-founder Greg Solano commented, “From joining us as an advisor in the early days of the company to becoming an official partner and then taking on the role of CEO. First, Nicole was a respected leader who helped set up the infrastructure we needed to scale professionally. She remains a Yuga Labs partner and strategic advisor supporting the transition and beyond.”
Newly appointed CEO, Daniel Alegre, also shared his thoughts on joining a new company: “Since the boom of Bored Ape in 2021, Yuga Labs has quickly made a name for itself thanks to its name. A powerful combination of mobile game making and community building. The company’s system of products, partnerships and IPs offers a huge opportunity to upgrade data in a way that empowers creators and gives users real ownership. I look forward to working with the passionate, creative team at Yuga to innovate, inspire and shape the future of the Internet together.”
Yuga Labs adds a senior with more than 25 years of Alegre experience building successful, disruptive and global customer and community-centric businesses. The company is also pushing ahead with its diversification plans when it announced Otherside, its promising top-notch graphics MMORPG.
According to reports, Activision Blizzard President and CEO, Daniel Aleger, will leave his position on March 31, 2023. He joins the gaming industry in 2020 after leaving a stable job at Google . Many challenges in the game field he has faced and overcome. Recently, many employees have denounced inadequacies at the company, making the pressure on him even greater and causing the former Google member to leave.