Following a high amount of abuse and harassment allegations, several high-level employees are leaving Ubisoft, including chief creative officer Serge Hascoët, global head of HR Cécile Cornet, and Yannis Mallat, managing director of Ubisoft’s Canadian studios. The company announced the personnel changes in a statement saying, “These departures come following the initiation of a rigorous review that the Company initiated in response to recent allegations and accusations of misconduct and inappropriate behaviour… These changes are part of a comprehensive set of initiatives announced to employees on July 2, 2020…” It has now been revealed that this comes with the promise of a bonus to any employee who is able to facilitate an inclusive and positive work environment.
Top Ubisoft executives Yannis Mallat (head of Canadian studios) and Cecile Cornet (head of HR) are also gone. Ubisoft is cleaning house.
— Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) July 11, 2020
In a Q1 sales call, Ubisoft CEO, Yves Guillemot, communicated his commitment to improving the companies culture, saying “Each time we have been made aware of misconduct, we made tough decisions and we made sure that those decisions had a clear and positive impact… some individuals betrayed the trust I put in them. I have never compromised on my core values and ethics, and I never will.”