PARIS — Ubisoft (www.ubisoftgroup.com) has named Raashi Sikka VP, global diversity & inclusion. She will have an explicit and broad mandate to lead and implement changes that touch on key areas of Ubisoft’s operations and its business, and will champion, promote and develop inclusion strategies and diversity initiatives across the group’s global footprint.
While Sikka’s role is designed to be flexible and broad, a major focus will be the coordination and oversight of strategic planning for the design and implementation of various programs that seek to promote diversity and equity among Ubisoft’s employees globally. Reporting directly to Ubisoft’s co-founder and CEO Yves Guillemot, Sikka will establish and implement a comprehensive D&I roadmap to enrich and support the company culture at all levels, from human resources to editorial and game development, community and marketing.
Sikka previously served as head of diversity and inclusion across the EMEA and APAC regions at Uber, as well as globally for the Uber Eats business. As a founding D&I team member globally, she established diversity & inclusion as a business imperative at Uber and a key function within the people leadership and regional leadership teams.
"I am eager to start my new role at Ubisoft, and embrace this opportunity to partner with colleagues throughout the company in all matters of diversity, equity and inclusion,” says Sikka, who will begin her new role on February 1st. “A primary focus coming in will be to carefully listen to all voices that want to participate in improving Ubisoft’s values and culture, and I will count on the support of every Ubisoft team member to move the company forward. Video games have the power to promote the values of diversity and inclusion. I hope my work will help reinforce this and ensure the content created at Ubisoft is reflective of the different backgrounds, cultures, identities and stories the teams bring to work each day. Ubisoft’s leadership has demonstrated a real commitment to this, and I am excited about what we can achieve together."