Blizzard Entertainment’s CFO departs for Square Inc.

04 January 2019


Amrita Ahuja, Chief Financial Officer of Blizzard Entertainment has departed the role in favour of joining financial services company Square Inc.

Square Inc.’s previous CFO, Sarah Friar, left the company in October to become the CEO of Nextdoor.

Amrita AhujaAhuja joined Activision Blizzard in June 2010 as Vice President of Strategy and Business Development, she then moved on to become its Vice President of Finance and Operations in August 2012. Less than three years later, she became its Senior Vice President of Investor Relations before taking on her most recent role in March 2018.

Prior to her Ahuja’s tenure at the game developer, she held roles at the likes of The Walt Disney Company, Fox Networks Group, McKinsey & Company, and Morgan Stanley.

Jack Dorsey, CEO of Square Inc. commented on the appointment: “Amrita brings the ability to consider and balance opportunities across our entire business, and she will help strengthen our discipline as we invest, build, and scale.”

Earlier this week, Spencer Neumann was fired from his post as Chief Financial Officer of Activision Blizzard. The reasoning for his departure wasn’t stated, though it was reported that he violated “his legal obligations to the Company”. He quickly found a new home in Netflix as its new CFO where he replaced David Wells.

Esports Insider says: Two key members of Blizzard have now departed the company in just a matter of days, this’ll undoubtedly be a big blow even though replacements are never far behind. Ahuja has had a long tenure & held multiple roles at Blizzard so it’s not too surprising to see somebody of her pedigree move on at some point.

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