Former host of the specialty channel GameOne, Tommy François joined Ubisoft in 2006 and was vice-president of the editorial department for a little over five years.
He was notably quoted in the series of articles published by several media, including AFP, concerning cases of harassment and sexual assault, the revelation of which has deeply shaken the group for nearly two months.
Since the emergence of the first testimonies at the end of June, several leaders of the group have indeed been pushed towards the exit or have resigned, including the number two of the group, Serge Hascoët, who left his post of head of creation in mid-July.
The head of the Montreal studio as well as the group’s human resources director have also left Ubisoft.
“Ubisoft has not been able to guarantee its employees a safe and inclusive work environment,” regretted Mr. Guillemot, quoted in the press release announcing their departure. “This is not acceptable. Any toxic behavior is in total opposition to the values with which I have never compromised and with which I will not compromise,” said the leader.
The company, which has 18,000 employees worldwide, 22% of whom are women, has launched several internal investigations since the first revelations and began to restructure its human resources department, accused of having covered certain toxic behaviors.