CD Projekt RED released in their official version Twitter a message from one of the founders of the company, Marcin Iwinski, who announced that he would be leaving the position of joint CEO. The translation of the letter can be read below:
Today I have important news both for me and for the company.
I am starting a new personal chapter in CD PROJEKT as I am about to announce my candidacy as Chairman of the Supervisory Board, stepping down as Joint CEO.
By the end of 2022, I will be handing over my responsibilities to my colleagues on the board.
For me this is an important point. I have been working with CD PROJEKT for nearly 30 years and have seen the company go from a handful of passion-driven rebels to a globally recognized RPG developer loved by millions around the world. When Mikhail Kichinski and I founded the company, I don’t think any of us, even in the wildest dreams, could have imagined what an incredible path we would have to face.
When I think about the future of CD PROJEKT, I get excited. Today the company employs over 1,200 people in offices around the world. But CD PROJEKT has never had anything to do with physical position or scale – it’s all about the talent we have, and the hard work and dedication of everyone who chooses to work here.
It is thanks to this dedication and extraordinary talent that I now have the same feeling I felt all these years ago: hunger and optimism for what lies ahead. I really feel this is just the beginning. We have such an inspiring and strong team at the helm of our grand and ambitious strategy and I deeply believe in our plan to take CD PROJEKT to new heights. Therefore, I intend to remain a major shareholder and, in my new non-executive role, I will remain active and engaged, focusing on the support of the entire Board. I will also remain committed to what makes us special: creating the best story-based games in the world and treating players the right way.
I want to thank everyone who has ever been a part of what I believe to be one of the brightest companies in the world of video games. I say this to all members of the RED team, to all business partners and, above all, to all players … From the bottom of my heart: thank you!
Marcin Iwinski – co-founder, joint CEO.