Jade Raymond, the producer of the original Assassin’s Creed and Ubisoft Toronto’s managing director, is leaving Ubisoft after 10 years to “pursue ambitions and new opportunities.”


During her 10 years with Ubisoft, Raymond was involved in many of the company’s big and successful games, including the first two Assassin’s Creed games, Splinter Cell: Blacklist and the recent Watch Dogs. In 2010 she took the role of  managing director of Ubisoft Toronto, which she help found.

In a press statement regarding her departure, Raymond said:

“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.

“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.”

Yannis Mallat, CEO of Ubisoft Montreal and Toronto studios, has added: “On behalf of Ubisoft, I’d like to thank Jade for her leadership and many contributions over the years, and wish her all the best in her next adventures.”

Alexandre Parizeau, one of the founding team members of Ubisoft Toronto, will replace Raymond as the managing director of the studio.

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