MEET THE MANAGEMENT

Virtuos employs over 1,000 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

Harry Duong

Harry Duong
General Manager Vietnam

Harry has 15 years' experience in software development, consultation, and management.

Previously Harry was an Engagement Director at Harvey Nash USA, a UK-based outsourcing company.

He enjoys working with cross functional teams geographically dispersed with operations in Vietnam.

Harry is a big fan of Marvel Comics movies.

Harry Duong

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

Brian Waddle

Brian Waddle
Global President of Sales & Marketing

Oversees the whole Sales& Marketing team. 25 years' experience in business development, having previously held top management positions at Havok, Image Metrics and Microsoft, where he was responsible for managing the Sales & Marketing strategies.

Brian Waddle

Bao Bo

Bao Bo
General Manager Xi'an

Bao Bo is working as General Manager of the Xi'an studio of Virtuos – one of the biggest game developers in the world. Virtuos supply the best production of game software and 3D art for game publishers, developers and movie companies.

In 2012 Bao Bo led his team to set up Virtuos Studio in Xi'an. The branch company had been growing fast and owns strong team of art production and game QA (Quality Assurance) under his leadership. Bao Bo is devoted to lead Virtuos Xi’an office to be the best game development company in northwestern china.

Before setting up Xi’an office, Bao Bo worked as QA project manager and then department manager at Virtuos. He has seasoned experience on professional game production with all the steps of QA. He has been working on more than 50 games titles on almost all game platforms (PSP, NDS, PS2, Wii, XBOX 360, PSV, PS3, 3DS, PS4, PC and etc).

Bao Bo entered game industry as a QA engineer in 2004, and he worked at S3 Graphics for two years.

Bao Bo graduated from Tongji University with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering and Automation and a Master of Computer Science.

Bao Bo

Christophe Gandon

Christophe Gandon
General Manager Europe

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

Jurgen Kluft

Jurgen Kluft
Senior Technical Director

Jurgen has worked on game technology since 1997, and joined his first game company in 1999 which later merged with what is now known as Guerrilla Games.
He worked on the original Killzone for PS2 as well as Killzone 2 for PS3. He joined Virtuos in 2005, and has since had experience working on a wide range of different platforms including PSP, PS2, PS3, NDS, 3DS, Wii and Xbox 360.
Jurgen has extensive knowledge on the ins and outs of game engines, middleware and tools. He drives himself and the Virtuos engineering team to continually improve and deliver the most out of what is possible on each project. Educated in the Netherlands, Jurgen holds an engineering degree in Measurement and Control Systems.

Jurgen Kluft

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