Members of game elect new Executive Board

Members of game elect new Executive Board
  • Lars Janssen (Koch Media) is the new Chairman of the Executive Board
  • Julia Pfiffer (astragon Entertainment) is the Deputy Chairwoman of the Executive Board
  • Johanna Janiszewski (Tiny Crocodile Studios), Christian Kluckner (Chimera Entertainment) and Ralf Wirsing (Ubisoft) have been elected to the game Executive Board

Berlin, 31 May 2022 – The members of game – the German Games Industry Association have elected today a new five-member Executive Board in accordance with their regular rotation policy. At the general meeting, which members could attend both on-site and digitally, they elected Johanna Janiszewski (Founder and CEO of Tiny Crocodile Studios), Lars Janssen (VP, Worldwide Studios & Talent of Koch Media), Christian Kluckner (Co-Founder and Managing Director of Chimera Entertainment), Julia Pfiffer (Co-Managing Director of astragon Entertainment) and Ralf Wirsing (Managing Director Ubisoft Europe) to the Board. The Board members then agreed to appoint Lars Janssen as their chairperson; his deputy is Julia Pfiffer. Previous Deputy Chairwoman Linda Kruse (the Good Evil) and Board member Jens Kosche (EA) did not seek re-election. The game Executive Board is elected for a period of two years.

game Chairman Lars Janssen: ‘I am extremely pleased with the trust placed in me by the game members! Together as an association and as the German games industry we have achieved a lot in recent years and, with our new Executive Board, we will continue to promote the games industry in the years ahead. We now have a number of key projects in the pipeline, from further developing gamescom to our continued strengthening of Germany as a games location.’

Julia Pfiffer, Deputy Chairwoman of the game Executive Board: ‘I am delighted with the great trust placed in me by the game members! The new Board is an ideal combination of experienced members and new people. This ensures continuity in the highly successful work of the past years while at the same time contributing new ideas to the Board’s work.’

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game – the German Games Industry Association

We are the association of the German games industry. Our members include developers, publishers and many other games industry actors such as esports event organisers, educational establishments and service providers. As a joint organiser of gamescom, we are responsible for the world’s biggest event for computer and video games. We are an expert partner for media and for political and social institutions, and answer questions relating to market development, games culture and media literacy. Our mission is to make Germany the best games location.

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