MEET THE MANAGEMENT

Virtuos employs over 1,500 staff and is growing rapidly. Being the largest independent studio in China, we are uniquely positioned to deliver the full benefits of China’s production strength.

In China, gaming is not only part of the ancient culture, it has also become a way of life for a whole generation of young adults who are forming the world’s largest market for digital entertainment. From artists to programmers, no other country has such a strong proportion of gamers among University graduates.

Our management team is composed of individuals who have already played a key role in taking the China gaming industry into a new era.

Andrey Supryaga

Andrey Supryaga
Managing Director, Art

Andrey first worked as a 3D artist in Video Production and then started his career in the game industry in 2001 by joining Avalon Russia as a lead artist, where he helped ship several titles including Sabotain, Break the Rules and others.
From 2003 to 2006, Andrey worked as a Graphics Director at Nival – Russia’s premier game developer in Russia.
He successfully managed the art of the hit title “Heroes of Might and Magic V”, from conception to completion, after working on a range of PC games such as Day Watch and Blitzkrieg 2.

As Virtuos’ Managing Director – Art Division, Andrey has full responsibilities for orientating the Art Department (R&D, recruitment, and training).

Andrey became the first ever 3D artist in Far-Eastern Russia by graduating from the Far-Eastern State University in Vladivostock with a major in 3D modelling of a physical process.

Andrey Supryaga

Gilles Langourieux

Gilles Langourieux
CEO

Gilles founded the Company in October 2004. He was previously Worldwide Managing Director of ubi.com, Ubisoft’s online division, responsible for the group’s online strategy and businesses.

Ubisoft built its success on a strategy of distributing development to multiple high-quality / low-cost international production studios. Gilles played a key role in this strategy by setting-up and managing the group’s studios in Shanghai and Beijing from 1997 to 2000. He and his team built these studios into the largest in China at the time, with more than 300 employees.

Gilles entered the gaming industry in 1995 as a Producer, after working 3 years in retailing and management consulting.Educated in France and the UK, Gilles holds a Masters degree from HEC, France’s leading Business School.

Gilles Langourieux

Jon Kay

Jon Kay
Director of Mergers & Acquisitions

Jon is responsible for managing Virtuos strategic business development. Jon works for activities worldwide and overseas acquisitions & strategic partnership
Jon worked as external development director for SCEE and CEO at Bloomer.

Jon Kay

Vivian Tian

Vivian Tian
General Manager Chengdu

Vivian is working as General Manager for managing operations of Virtuos Chengdu studio.

Before joining Virtuos, Vivian was the service manager (2009~2012) of Tieto, a Finland outsource company focus on Nokia mobile application projects.
From 2005 to 2009, Vivian was a program/project manager of Ericsson for telecommunication RBS projects managements. Vivian worked for Lucent (Bell Lab) as test leader (2003~2005) for Radio Core Network SGSN projects.

Vivian holds a Ph.D (Computer Science, AI) degree of Institution of Computing Technologies, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Vivian Tian

Christophe Gandon

Christophe Gandon
Managing Director, Games

Christophe is the head of Gamesource, Virtuos’ European arm. Before joining Virtuos, Christophe was the founder and Producing Director (2000-2005) of Babylon Software, a French independent studio specialized in racing games, where he produced Furious Karting (Xbox) and RPM Tuning (Xbox /PS2/ PC). Previously, Christophe was the head of Ubisoft’s Racing GamePlay Department from 1994 to 1999. During his 4 years at Ubisoft, he produced a wide range of racing games, including POD, all F1 Racing series, Speed Devils, etc.

Christophe is working as Executive Producer in charge of all games in development, helping the teams reach the quality bar and offering the possibility to bridge the communication gap with Virtuos’ Western clients.

After graduating from ESTACA, a French automotive engineering school, Christophe worked as an automobile engineer at Renault Sport.

Christophe Gandon

Minny Abels

Minny Abels
Human Ressource Director

Minny is the founder of Virtuos Chengdu branch.
She has engineering and management background.
She is multi linguistic and internationally experienced in different European and Asian markets.

Minny Abels

Philippe Angely

Philippe Angely
Director of Business Development

Philippe, who is supervising client’s relationship in Europe and Asia, followed more than 200 projects at Virtuos since 2009. Philippe is managing a team of 5 different nationalities to do a bridge between our clients and our teams, help our clients increasing their production capacity, while keeping costs under control. Philippe holds a Bachelor degree in International Trade from the Portsmouth University, a Bachelor degree in Marketing and a Master degree in International Management from Marseille Business School.

Philippe Angely

Wu Wei

Wu Wei
Senior Art Director

Wu Wei joined Virtuos in 2005 and today leads a large team of artists. He has overseen hundreds of high-profile art projects for clients such as EA, Guerilla, Industrial Light & Magic and Naughty Dog. As a master of the traditional arts, he regularly sculpts and sketches with real materials, and regularly trains and mentors the Virtuos team.

Before joining Virtuos, he spent six years starting from 1998 as a Character Artist for Ubisoft Shanghai. Wu Wei graduated from East China Normal University with a Bachelor of Arts in Oil Painting.

Wu Wei

Wang Wei Wei

Wang Wei Wei
Financial Director

Joined Virtuos in 2006 MBA from University of California Riverside.

Wang Wei Wei

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