The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) has announced that Jade Raymond has been appointed to the AIAS’ Board of Directors.
Raymond has been passionate about games since her childhood in Montréal. She joined the industry as a programmer and has since been focused on bringing innovation, new mechanics and gameplay to action-adventure and online multiplayer games. She is best known for helping create the Assassin’s Creed and Watch Dogs franchises, and for founding Ubisoft’s Toronto studio, which developed blockbuster titles like Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist while under Jade’s direction. The worlds she has helped create have inspired novels and major motion pictures.
Jade Raymond currently works at Electronic Arts as the SVP and Group General Manager for Electronic Arts’ PopCap Vancouver and Motive Studios (Montréal) as well as being responsible for the HD Star Wars portfolio across EA.
Jade Raymond joins the board alongside other industry members like Shannon Loftis from Microsoft, Frank Pearce from Blizzard Entertainment, Don James from Nintendo of America and Shuhei Yoshida from Sony Interactive Entertainment.