Board of Directors

Reveta Bowers

Director

Ms. Bowers has been a director of Activision Blizzard since January 2018. Ms. Bowers has served as an independent governance and organizational consultant for non-profit organizations since 2016. From 1972 to 2016, she served as a teacher and administrator at The Center for Early Education, an independent school for children, and on July 1, 2020, she returned as Interim Head of School. She is also a member of the board of directors of the L.A. Philharmonic, the board of advisors of the Edward E. Ford Foundation, the board of councilors of the Rossier School of Education, the advisory board of the Dream Fund for Scholars, and the board of directors of FEDCO Charitable Foundation. She also serves as the chair emeritus of the national board of directors of Common Sense Media, and as a seminar faculty member at the California Teacher Development Collaborative (CATDC). From 1993 to 2003, she served on the board of directors of The Walt Disney Company. Ms. Bowers holds a B.A. in humanities from the University of Southern California and a M.A. in developmental psychology from the College of Developmental Studies.

Kerry Carr

Director

Ms. Carr has been a director of Activision Blizzard since June 2022. Ms. Carr is the Senior Vice President Global Performance Management, Revenue Growth Management and Shared Services at Bacardi Limited, a privately held spirits company. She has held the role of Senior Vice President Global Performance Management since April 2020, and in April 2021, became the Senior Vice President Global Performance Management, Revenue Growth Management and Shared Services and was appointed to the CEO's Global Leadership Team. Prior to that, Ms. Carr served as Global Senior Vice President—Continuous Improvement and Special Projects from 2014 until 2020 at Bacardi. Ms. Carr held a number of positions in finance, operations, supply chain and organizational design before joining Bacardi, including serving as: Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Financial Officer at Kid Brands, Inc. from 2012 to 2014; in positions of increasing responsibility in finance and operations at Avon Products, Inc. from 2003 to 2012; Vice President of Internal Audit and Corporate Security at AT&T Inc. from 2001 to 2003; Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at ABC Television Stations and Radio Group from 1999 to 2001; Vice President Worldwide Management Audit and International Labor Standards Compliance at The Walt Disney Company from 1996 to 1999; Vice President of Internal Audit at Capital Cities/ABC, Inc. from 1991 to 1996; and various financial management and audit roles at Deloitte & Touche from 1985 to 1991. Ms. Carr holds a B.B.A. in public accounting from Hofstra University.

Robert Corti

Director

Mr. Corti has been a director of Activision Blizzard since December 2003. Mr. Corti worked at Avon Products, a global manufacturer and marketer of beauty and related products, for more than 25 years. He joined Avon Products’ tax department as a tax associate in 1976 and held positions of increasing responsibility in the company’s finance department throughout his tenure there, including serving as an executive vice president and the chief financial officer of Avon Products from 1998 until he retired from the chief financial officer role in November 2005 and as an executive vice president in March 2006. Mr. Corti has served on the board of directors of Bacardi Limited since June 2006. In addition, Mr. Corti served as a member of the board of directors of Avon Products Foundation since 1998 and as its chairman from 2006 to 2015, and has served as a member of the Manhattan Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation since January 2012, where he serves as the president of the board. In addition, he was a director of ING Direct from January 2008 until January 2012. Mr. Corti holds a B.A. degree in accounting from Queens College and an M.B.A. degree in taxation from St. John’s University. Mr. Corti is also a certified public accountant.

BRIAN KELLY

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

Mr. Kelly has held various positions of responsibility with Activision Blizzard since 1991, including serving as a director of the Company since July 1995, the co-chairman of our Board from October 1998 until October 2013 and as chairman of our Board since 2013.  In addition, Mr. Kelly is the co-founder of the Call of Duty Endowment, a trustee of New York-Presbyterian Hospital and the founder and chairman of the Juvenile Diabetes Cure Alliance.  Mr. Kelly holds a B.A. degree in accounting from Rutgers University and a J.D. degree from Fordham University School of Law.

BOBBY KOTICK

DIRECTOR; CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Mr. Kotick has been a Director and Chief Executive Officer of Activision, Inc. since February 1991 until July 2008, when he became Chief Executive Officer of Activision Blizzard in connection with the combination of Activision and Vivendi Games.

 

By merging Activision, Inc.'s top selling portfolio of console and handheld games with Blizzard Entertainment's leading PC and online subscription franchises, Activision Blizzard is the largest, most profitable pure-play interactive entertainment software publisher in the world with leading market positions across every major category of the rapidly growing interactive entertainment software industry.

 

In addition to his responsibilities as Chief Executive Officer of Activision Blizzard, Mr. Kotick is also a member of the board of trustees for Harvard Westlake School and he is chairman of the committee of Trustees at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, where he serves as vice chairman of the board of directors.  In addition, Mr. Kotick is the founder and co-chairman of the Call of Duty Endowment.

LULU CHENG MESERVEY

DIRECTOR

Ms. Meservey has been a director of Activision Blizzard since April 2022. Ms. Meservey is the Vice President of Communications at Substack, a platform for independent publishers of newsletters and podcasts, a role she has held since June 2021. Prior to joining Substack, Ms. Meservey co-founded the communications agency TrailRunner International and served as its Chief Operating Officer from May 2016 to January 2021 and as its President from January 2021 to June 2021. From 2013 to 2016, Ms. Meservey worked in the office of the chairman at McLarty Associates, a global strategic advisory firm headquartered in Washington, D.C., and she continued to serve as an advisor from 2016 to 2021. Her prior experience includes positions with the World Bank, where she worked on open data initiatives, the MIT Lincoln Laboratory, where she worked on an international framework of norms in cyberspace, and J.P. Morgan, where she was a financial analyst. Ms. Meservey holds a B.A. in political science from Yale University and an M.A. in law and diplomacy from The Fletcher School at Tufts University.

BARRY MEYER

DIRECTOR

Mr. Meyer has been a director of Activision Blizzard since January 2014. At the end of 2013, Mr. Meyer retired as the chairman of Warner Brothers Entertainment Inc. He joined Warner Brothers as a director of business affairs in 1971 and held positions of increasing responsibility throughout his tenure there, eventually serving as Warner Brothers’ chief executive officer and chairman from October 1999 until March 2013 and as chairman through December 2013. Mr. Meyer founded the consulting firm North Ten Mile Associates, LLC following his retirement from Warner Brothers, and currently serves as the manager and co-chief executive officer of that firm. Mr. Meyer is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, a member and former governor of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, a member and former director of the Hollywood Radio and Television Society, and a former member of the board of councilors of the USC School of Cinematic Arts. He is also director emeritus on the board of directors of Human Rights Watch, and formerly served as the chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and as vice chair of the advisory board of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. Mr. Meyer holds a B.A. degree in English from the University of Rochester and a J.D. degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

ROBERT MORGADO

LEAD INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR

Mr. Morgado has been a director of Activision Blizzard since February 1997. Mr. Morgado is chairman of Maroley Media Group, a media entertainment investment company he established in 1995. He previously served as the chairman and the chief executive officer of Warner Music Group from 1985 to 1995. Mr. Morgado serves on the board of directors of the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. He is also a member of the board of managers of Nest Top, the controlling shareholder of Nest Family and Nest Learning Systems, a children’s entertainment company, and Kaanapali Kai, a real estate investment company, where he serves as its chairman. Mr. Morgado holds a B.A. degree in history and philosophy from Chaminade University of Honolulu and an M.P.A. degree from The State University of New York.

PETER NOLAN

DIRECTOR

Mr. Nolan has been a director of Activision Blizzard since October 2013. Mr. Nolan is a senior advisor to Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. and was previously the managing partner of Leonard Green & Partners.  Prior to becoming a partner at Leonard Green & Partners in 1997, Mr. Nolan served as a managing director and the co-head of Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette’s Los Angeles Investment Banking Division from 1990 to 1997, as a first vice president in corporate finance at Drexel Burnham Lambert from 1986 to 1990, and as a vice president at Prudential Securities, Inc. from 1982 to 1986. Prior to 1982, Mr. Nolan was an associate at Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company. Mr. Nolan served on the Company’s Board from December 2003 until July 2008.  Mr. Nolan currently serves on the board of directors of AerSale Corporation, Diamond Wipes International, Inc., Golden Road Food Services, LLC, Ortega National Parks and Coastal Farm & Ranch.  Mr. Nolan holds a B.S. degree in agricultural economics and finance and M.B.A. degree, both from Cornell University

DAWN OSTROFF

DIRECTOR

Ms. Ostroff has been a director of Activision Blizzard since June 2020.  Ms. Ostroff is the Chief Content and Advertising Business Officer of Spotify Technology S.A., an international media services provider. She has held the role of Chief Content Officer since 2018 and, in January 2020, became the Chief Content and Advertising Business Officer. Prior to joining Spotify, Ms. Ostroff co-founded Condé Nast Entertainment, a studio and distribution network for film, television, premium digital video, social media, and virtual reality, where she served as the President from 2011 to 2018. Ms. Ostroff held a number of positions in the media and entertainment industry before founding Condé Nast Entertainment, including serving as the President of Entertainment for The CW Television Network from 2006 to 2011, the President of United Paramount Network from 2002 to 2006, the Executive Vice President of Entertainment at Lifetime Television from 1999 to 2002, the Senior Vice President of Programming and Production at Lifetime Television from 1996 to 1999, the Division Senior Vice President, Creative Affairs of Twentieth Century Fox Film from 1993 to 1996, the President of Michael Jacobs Productions at The Walt Disney Company from 1989 to 1993, and the Vice President of Business Development at The Kushner-Locke Company from 1984 to 1989.  Ms. Ostroff holds a B.S. in journalism from Florida International University.

Board committees

Name Audit Committee Compensation Committee Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Workplace Responsibility Committee
Reveta Bowers        
Kerry Carr        
Robert Corti        
Brian Kelly        
Bobby Kotick        
Lulu Cheng Meservey        
Barry Meyer        
Robert Morgado        
Peter Nolan        
Dawn Ostroff        
  • Committee Chairperson

  • Committee Member

Board Diversity Matrix

as of July 18, 2022

 

Total Number of Directors: 10

 

Female

Male

Non-Binary

Did Not Disclose
Gender

Part I: Gender Identity

 

 

 

 

Directors

4

6

Part II: Demographic Background

 

 

 

 

African American or Black

1

Alaskan Native or Native American

Asian

1

Hispanic or Latinx

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

1

White

2

5

Two or More Races or Ethnicities

LGBTQ+

Did Not Disclose Demographic Background

 

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