AIAS WELCOMES TO ITS BOARD UNITY TECHNOLOGIES AND RIOT GAMES EXECUTIVES;
MIN KIM OF NEXON PROMOTED TO AIAS CHAIRMAN
The AIAS is pleased to announce two new Board members and the promotion of a current Board member to AIAS Chairman. The AIAS Board is composed of 15 volunteer directors, each of whom are leaders and trailblazers in their field who work to advance AIAS objectives to award and celebrate the hardworking individuals of the interactive entertainment industry.
Effective immediately, David Helgason, CEO and co-founder of Unity Technologies, and Brandon Beck, CEO and co-founder of Riot Games, join the AIAS Board of Directors. Min Kim, the CEO of Nexon America, and Board member since 2012, now serves as Chairman. They will bring their keen expertise in their respective fields to advance the mission of AIAS projects and initiatives.
Helgason leads Unity Technologies in its mission to democratize game development through the best technology, tools, and business practices. Helgason has led groundbreaking business innovations for Unity which have revolutionized the games industry and are now widely imitated and adopted. Every day he restlessly leads the global company’s mission to empower developers with tools and services designed to promote their success during and after production.
Beck co-founded Riot Games with Marc Merrill in 2006 with a vision to make a different kind of game company - one focused on changing the way video games are developed, delivered, and supported for players. Riot's mission is to be the most player-focused company in the world. Through their combined leadership, Beck and Merrill have grown Riot's debut title, League of Legends, into a game that's played by over 27 million players every day and by over 67 million players every month. These players spend over a billion hours a month in the game, a level of engagement that makes League of Legends the most played video game in the world by hours played.