Daniel Alegre, who worked as a manager in various departments within Google for about 16 years and was the COO and chairman of the board of directors at Activision Blizzard, whose Microsoft agreement never ended, became the new CEO of Yuga Labs. Speaking about this transfer, Wylie Aronow, co-founder of Yuga Labs, said:
“Daniel Alegre is someone who has taken very important roles in the world’s largest gaming companies… Gained invaluable experience in the e-commerce, entertainment and advertising industries, all of which are now directly linked to Web3…”
Of course, Alegre’s decision to leave Activision Blizzard is not a coincidence. The famous executive announced that he left the post just 2 weeks after the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) filed a lawsuit to stop Microsoft’s move to buy Activision Blizzard. As it will be remembered, Microsoft officially announced the step of acquiring Activision Blizzard for 69 billion dollars in January. This step of Microsoft was also seen as the Web3 and metaverse step.
In the statement made by the company, which is the creator of Bored Ape Yacht Club, it was also stated that Alegre will take over the management in the first half of 2023 and the first and current CEO of the company, Nicole Muniz, will remain with the company as a partner and strategic consultant. Yuga Labs, which also focuses heavily on mobile games, added Spencer Tucker, one of the well-known and experienced managers in this field, to its staff in September.