Gérard Guillemot

Executive Vice President, Publishing


Gérard Guillemot is the President and CEO of Longtail Studios, which he founded in 2003. Longtail Studios develops console games for a family-oriented audience. In 2000, Gérard founded the game developer Gameloft, whose initial focus was to operate a platform for the emerging PC online gaming community. When Ubisoft was created, Gérard  led its editorial content and managed the development teams. He actively encouraged the company to create its own franchises – now a key differentiator for Ubisoft, which offers long-term visibility and security to shareholders. He was also responsible for Ubisoft’s expansion into North America, one of the world’s biggest video-game markets.

Gérard Guillemot co-founded Ubisoft in 1986. He is head of Ubisoft Motion Pictures, the film division of Ubisoft. He also sits on the Board of Directors and is Executive Vice President of Publishing for Ubisoft Entertainment SA. He brings to the Board 30 years of experience in the videogame industry. Deeply rooted in the USA, he brings to the Board his understanding of emerging opportunities such as social media and online communities.

Gérard Guillemot graduated from EDHEC business school. He is a French national and has been living in the USA for over 15 years.