BIO: Marija Radulovic-Nastic

Marija was born and raised in Belgrade, the place where she also completed her university studies in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. She holds MSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Belgrade. She moved to Vancouver and made Canada her home in 1993, originally attracted to the qualities of West Coast life, such as skiing and outdoor pursuits.

Today, she is the SVP of Central Development Services at EA. She is currently responsible for EA’s shared development services portfolio, composed of five business units: Localization, Quality Assurance and Engineering, Certification, and Development Release Engineering. CDS operates in 27 locations across North America, South America, Europe, Australia and Asia, supporting all EA development studios. In all, Marija leads a team of 2500 employees around the globe.

Prior to her current role, Marija was leading strategic initiatives at Electronic Arts, Canada, such as: Art and Engineering Outsourcing, product quality enhancements, and studio online and launch readiness. During her tenure with EA, Marija held various roles including Director, Creative Services at EAC and Senior Development Director responsible for EA WW technology development in North America.

In 2012 the Minerva Foundation for BC Women honored Radulovic-Nastic with an award for leadership and excellence in the technology industry.

Before joining the exciting and challenging videogame industry, Marija spent 10 years in business software development, where she held various positions, from software engineering and technical sales to director of program management. During this time she received several awards for professional excellence.