Why have one CEO when you can have two, right? That’s the thinking behind Bigpoint, the Hamburg-based online gaming company, which today announced that it has appointed Arthur Bastings as co-CEO. He’ll share the title with Bigpoint’s founder and CEO Heiko Hubertz.
Bastings will join the executive team in Hamburg, while Hubertz will focus on international expansion in the U.S., which probably makes sense given that each CEO will be operating on a different continent. Both Hubertz and Bastings will report directly to the board.
Bastings is the ex-Managing Director at Discovery Networks, where he was responsible for international expansion of the EMEA region. He was previously at Turner Broadcasting Europe, the TV arm of Time Warner, where he became Managing Director for Northern and Central Europe. Other stints include MTV, where he served as Vice President of Strategic Planning at MTV Networks International, and then Senior Vice President for Asia.
Bigpoint’s social games include Farmerama and Zoo Mumba, while the company recently launched Battlestar Galactica Online. Free to play, it generates 100% of its revenue through virtual in-game sales.