Andrew Wilson joined EA in 2000, and worked in the company's Asian and European markets for several years before moving to EA Sports and becoming an Executive Producer on the FIFA franchise. In August 2011 he was appointed Executive Vice President of EA Sports, and he also took on duties as Executive Vice President of the company's Origin platform in April 2013. Six months after the resignation of John Riccitiello, Wilson was chosen to be the new CEO of the company on September 17, 2013.
Electronic Arts, Inc. (EA) is an American developer, marketer, publisher and distributor of video games headquartered in Redwood City, California, USA. Founded and incorporated on May 28, 1982 by Trip Hawkins, the company was a pioneer of the early home computer games industry and was notable for promoting the designers and programmers responsible for its games. In 2011 Electronic Arts was the world's third-largest gaming company by revenue after Nintendo and Activision Blizzard.