Keywords Studios announces Don Robert to join its Board as Independent Director and Chair-designate

– IRELAND, Dublin –  Keywords Studios (LON: KWS), the international technical and creative services provider to the global video games industry, today announced the appointment of Don Robert to its Board as Independent Non-Executive Director and Chair-designate, effective from 1 February 2023, to succeed Ross Graham at AGM on 26 May 2023.

“We are delighted to welcome someone of Don’s calibre to the Board, and his appointment as Chair Designate demonstrates our ambitions for the business. Throughout our comprehensive search process Don stood out due to his experience of growing global businesses, both organically and through acquisitions, his deep knowledge of the technology landscape and his strong leadership. His extensive experience will complement and enhance the skills of the existing Board and leadership team as we look to capitalise on the unique opportunities ahead of us in the video games industry and beyond,” said Senior Independent Director, Charlotta Ginman.

About Donald Robert

Don Robert brings a strong track record of building and leading international businesses, including through acquisitions, and a deep understanding of technology, data, and analytics. He was CEO of Experian plc, the global information, and analytics group, for 9 years, during which time he more than doubled operating profits and scaled the business into a global market leader. He subsequently became Chair of Experian between 2014-2019.

Don currently serves as Chair of the London Stock Exchange Group, where he has overseen the transformation of LSEG into a leading global financial markets infrastructure business. He is also involved in several private technology-focused businesses.

Don Robert said: “I am excited by the opportunity to join Keywords and play my role in supporting its strong leadership team in realising their growth ambitions as the Group looks to build on its current market-leading position. I am impressed by the enviable technology-enabled platform they have built, which has become a critical part of the fast-growing and dynamic video games market. The Group has set out a clear strategy for future growth and I look forward to contributing to this as it continues to scale its platform and cement its position as the clear partner of choice across the interactive content creation industry.”

About Keywords Studios

Keywords Studios is an international technical and creative services provider to the global video games industry. Established in 1998, and now with over 70 facilities in 26 countries strategically located in Asia, Australia, the Americas, and Europe, it provides services across the entire content development life cycle through its Create, Globalise, and Engage service lines to a blue-chip client base of over 950 clients across the globe.

Keywords Studios has a strong market position, providing services to 23 of the top 25 most prominent games companies. Across the games and entertainment industry, clients include Activision Blizzard, Bandai Namco, Bethesda, Electronic Arts, Epic Games, Konami, Microsoft, Netflix, Riot Games, Square Enix, Supercell, TakeTwo, Tencent, and Ubisoft. Recent titles worked on include Anthem, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Valorant, League of Legends, Fortnite, Clash Royale, and Doom Eternal. Keywords Studios is listed on AIM, the London Stock Exchange-regulated market (KWS.L).

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