Marie DealessandriFeatures EditorFriday 24th June 2022UbisoftUbisoft CEO Yves Guillemot will be taking a pay cut for the financial year 2022.As reported by Axios, Guillemot will be giving up €310,607, which corresponds to a variable compensation linked to performance conditions being achieved.The decision was included in Ubisoft's 2022 Universal Registration Document -- an optional financial document that companies in the European Union can provide every year to inform investors in addition to their financials results.
It said that the payment was waived "by decision of the chairman and CEO."Guillemot's compensation will still reach €624,824, but compared to €1.03 million last year.Talking to Axios, a Ubisoft representative confirmed: "This is a personal decision by Yves Guillemot, which he took considering that the company had not reached the financial targets that it had publicly communicated to the markets."Last year, Ubisoft's Universal Registration Document for 2021 indicated a "high risk" of losing talent after a wave of abuse allegations.
Departure of key talent, loss of know-how and inability to attract and retain talent were still marked as high risks for 2022.
While the entire industry is currently going through a talent crisis, the document noted that "damage to the group's reputation and image, or to the working environment, may also impact its appeal and retention of talent."However, as part of his introductory words, Guillemot said: "Reflecting our reputation as a great place to work, we welcomed back last year more than 600 talents who had previously worked at Ubisoft.Read more on gamesindustry.biz