Electronic Arts (EA) CEO John Riccitiello is stepping down as CEO and as a member of the board. The EA board has appointed Larry Probst as executive chairman to lead EA’s executive team while the company searches for a new CEO.  

Mr. Probst has played a leadership role at EA since 1991. In addition to serving as chairman of the board since 1994, he previously served as the company’s CEO from 1991 to 2007, before passing on the mantle to Mr. Riccitiello.

[Image: John Riccitiello / Courtesy: EA]