Ubisoft’s Jade Raymond Announces Departure From Company


Jade Raymond, managing director of Ubisoft’s Toronto Studio and a producer on some of the company’s most well-known games, has announced her departure from the company.


During her tenure at Ubisoft, Raymond served as producer on the very first Assassin’s Creed, and as executive producer on Assassin’s Creed II, Watch_Dogs, and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist.


Raymond was also responsible for opening the company’s Toronto studio.


Following her departure, Alexandre Parizeau, a founding team member of the Ubisoft Toronto studio, is taking over Raymond’s role as the studio’s managing director. Parizeau served as senior producer on Splinter Cell Blacklist, and producer on Splinter Cell Conviction and Rainbow Six Vegas.


“I’ve spent 10 extraordinary years at Ubisoft, and I am proud to have been part of many of the best teams in the industry making truly remarkable games,” said Raymond.


“This is one of the hardest decisions of my career, but the Toronto studio is strong and on a solid path. I’m confident that now is a good time for me to transition leadership of the studio to Alex and to pursue my other ambitions and new opportunities. Stay tuned for more on what’s next for me, but for now, I’d like to thank Ubisoft for its partnership through the years, and I wish them the very best in all their next endeavours.”

Ishaan Sahdev
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