Riot Games hires Gaude Lydia Paez to lead communications

Paez is a veteran of Hulu and Fox Broadcasting.

LOS ANGELES: Riot Games, the global developer and publisher behind League of Legends and other titles, has hired Gaude Lydia Paez as SVP of global communications and corporate affairs.

Reporting to Riot Games president Dylan Jadeja, Paez will lead Riot’s communications discipline, oversee CSR and build and manage its global government affairs in the newly created position. 

Most recently, Paez was Hulu’s SVP and head of corporate comms. She sat on the company’s executive management team and led the communications practice during a period of growth in which Hulu’s customer base increased from 11 million to more than 38 million paid subscribers, according to a statement from Riot Games.

Paez was also SVP of corporate and digital comms at Fox Broadcasting, senior director of PR at Veoh Networks and director of corporate comms at Yahoo. She began her career at BSMG Worldwide, which is now Weber Shandwick.

Riot Games, founded in 2006, is headquartered in Los Angeles and has more than 3,000 staffers in over 20 offices worldwide. The company’s games include Teamfight Tactics, Legends of Runeterra, Valorant and League of Legends: Wild Rift. 

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