Sandsoft Games appoints new Chief Operating Officer
Posted on 2023 Aug,25

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Sandsoft Games, the mobile-first game developer, publisher and investor powered by AAA talent, appoints Pasqual Batalla as Chief Operating Officer (COO). He joins from Socialpoint, a Take-Two and Zynga mobile games studio. 

Based in Barcelona, Pasqual will drive Sandsoft’s operations across its teams in Riyadh, Barcelona, Helsinki and Shanghai, steering global publishing and internal game development activity. 

The senior hire follows the recent hire of Ahmed Sharif as CTO from Meta and furthers Sandsoft’s rapid growth trajectory as it aims to become a top games company.  

Pasqual joins Sandsoft following seven and a half years at Socialpoint, including more than three years as COO. At Socialpoint, he successfully managed the studio and business operations of the Dragon City developer, achieving significant growth in profitability. With his history of building and developing high-performance teams, Pasqual brings a wealth of experience to Sandsoft and is also an active investor, advisor, and board member in the thriving Barcelona startup ecosystem. 

David Fernandez, CEO of Sandsoft Games, commented: “Pasqual joins the executive team during an exciting period of growth for the company, which is particularly visible in our publishing arm currently. He’s a well-known and respected leader in the global games industry and his extensive experience fits our strategic vision to reach gamers across the world with the very best content.”

Pasqual Batalla, Chief Operating Officer at Sandsoft Games, commented: “Sandsoft has all the ingredients to become a leading company in the games industry. It has a very much people-first approach to business and I look forward to working with the team, supporting them to bring engaging games to diverse players around the world.”

Sandsoft Games recently announced its partnership with Jam City, one of mobile gaming’s most successful publishers, to support the global launch of DC Heroes & Villains and publish the title in the Middle East and North Africa markets.