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Hilmar Veigar Pétursson

CEO of CCP Games

Hilmar Veigar Pétursson is the CEO of CCP Games, and has overseen the company’s ongoing success and growth since his appointment in 2004.

CCP’s successes include the critically acclaimed science fiction game EVE Online, as well as several VR games, such as the arcade shooter Gunjack and its sequel, EVE: Valkyrie, a dogfighting shooter, as well as Sparc, a groundbreaking full-body virtual sport. EVE Online pioneered concepts like player-driven digital economies, democratically elected community governments, and free-to-play mechanics long before they became commonplace in the industry.

Prior to joining CCP in 2000, he served as the CTO of SmartVR, an spin-off. Currently, he is also active on several boards and committees relating to Icelandic information technology and innovation. Hilmar has a B.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Iceland.