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Activision Expands Its Board of Directors

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2005 @ 1:14 a.m. PDT

Activision today announced the appointment of Richard Sarnoff to its Board of Directors. Mr. Sarnoff will join the Activision Board as an independent director, effective immediately.

"We welcome Richard to the Activision Board," said Robert Kotick, Chairman and CEO, Activision, Inc. "His substantial experience in the mobile and wireless arena coupled with his strong corporate development background and distinguished career will be an asset to our Board and management team as we continue to pursue our strategic objectives."

Sarnoff has served as President of Random House New Media and Corporate Development Group since 2000 where he is responsible for the company's digital strategy and execution including e-books, print-on-demand, mobile and wireless content, as well as overseeing mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and start up activities on a global basis. Concurrently, Sarnoff oversees Random House's investments focusing on the intersection of publishing and technology as President of Random House Ventures, LLC, a position he has held since 2000.

Sarnoff previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Random House after its merger in 1998 with Bantam Doubleday Dell. He joined Bantam Doubleday Dell, in 1987, where he held various management positions.

Sarnoff holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University, where he graduated summa cum laude. His graduate studies were completed at Harvard Business School, where he earned his Masters in Business Administration in June of 1987.

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