Chief Business Development Officer Shams Jorjani has announced his departure from Paradox Interactive after 12 years with the company.
Jorjani shared the news of his resignation on Twitter, describing it as a "real tough decision."
"I joined as the 23rd person in the company - 4th in publishing iirc. I helped shape the portfolio and direction of the company for many of those years," he wrote.
"I'm incredibly proud of what PDX has achieved over the years and the community has been a huge part of that."
Jorjani joined Paradox Interactive in 2009, working as a producer, before rising through the ranks to chief business development officer.
The majority of his work for the Swedish publisher revolved around managing its portfolio of games, alongside finding new titles and developers to collaborate with, as well as new areas of business outside the company's grand strategy core that could drive revenue.
He also co-hosted the Paradox Podcast, which delves into the business on video games on the publisher's YouTube channel.
Jorjani didn't share the reason behind his departure but noted that he "will be taking a bit of time off before getting into any new shenanigans."
Earlier this month, returning CEO Fredrik Wester announced that the company will be taking "a more conservative stance on external development" going forward, while revealing that 15 new games are currently in development alongside new content for its existing core franchises.
We've reached out to Paradox Interactive for comment.
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