Ubisoft Canada CEO resigns amid harassment claims against several employees | Instant News


Yannis Mallat, head of Ubisoft in Canada, resigned on Saturday evening with immediate effect, according to the developer of the software.

Two other executives also resigned, according to the statement: chief creative officer Serge Hascoët, and Cecile cornet, who held the position of global head of company human relations.

The announcement was made after a series of statements made in the company of sexist behaviour, abuse of power and harassment. Ubisoft is based in Paris company with offices in several canadian cities, including significant work in Montreal.

“The recent allegations that came to light in Canada in respect of several employees to make it impossible [Mallat] to continue in this position”, – said in a statement.

Yves Guillemot, President and founder of Ubisoft, will act as interim President of the canadian branch.

“Ubisoft has lived up to its commitments, the guarantee of a safe and inclusive environment in the workplace for their employees. This is unacceptable as toxic behavior are in direct contrast to the values on which I never compromised — and never will be,” Guillemot said in a statement. “I intend to make a profound change in the company to improve and strengthen our culture in the workplace”.

Earlier this week the company said that its Vice-President of the Toronto edition, Maxime Beland, has resigned and another unidentified employee in Toronto was fired.



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