Blackstone Announces Appointment of Hubert Larenaudie, Former President and COO of Video Game Developer Voodoo, as Senior Advisor
London, August 18, 2021 – Blackstone (NYSE:BX) today announced the appointment of Hubert Larenaudie, the former President and COO of Video Game Developer Voodoo, who has more than two decades of experience in the software industry, as a Senior Advisor. Mr. Larenaudie will provide advice on investment opportunities and industry trends across the firm’s businesses.
Jon Korngold, Global Head of Blackstone Growth (BXG), said: “Hubert has worked in senior leadership roles at some of the world’s most exciting video game and software development companies, and he has an exceptional track record in growing their businesses. We’re delighted to have him on board to advise Blackstone as we identify future opportunities in these fast-growing sectors.”
Hubert Larenaudie said: “Blackstone’s capital, scale and operational expertise position the firm as an ideal investment partner for technology entrepreneurs globally. I’m thrilled to advise their world-class team and Blackstone’s portfolio companies in the years ahead.”
Prior to Voodoo, Mr. Larenaudie was based in Singapore where he held several senior positions in the video game and software industry. He held dual responsibilities as President of APAC and Global Head of Unity Distribution Portal (US, Europe) for Unity Technologies. At Unity, Mr. Larenaudie was part of the early leadership team that helped grow the company from start up stage to a successful IPO in 2020. Prior to this, he was President (Asia) for Take-Two Interactive, President (Online Gaming) for Electronic Arts, and President (Asia Pacific) for Activision Blizzard. Mr. Larenaudie holds a Bachelor in Business Administration and Marketing from the French Institute of Management, and an MBA from the Toulouse Business School and National Polytechnic Institute.
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