Hermen Hulst

Hermen Hulst

Managing Director and Co-Founder

Guerrilla Games

Guerrilla journey from Killzone to Horizon

The company is known for the critically acclaimed first-person shooter series Killzone. In 2017, the company released Horizon Zero Dawn, an open-world action-RPG that was a dramatic departure from the studios' previous work. At D.I.C.E. Europe 2017, Hermen Hulst will be discussing making the dramatic leap from Killzone to Horizon Zero Dawn.


As Managing Director, Hermen is responsible for the company's direction and ultimately for Guerrilla’s games from a creative and commercial perspective. He gained his first experience in the games industry during his student years at Ubisoft in the USA, and started his professional career at Philips Electronics in Strategic Marketing. He subsequently worked as a management consultant at Andersen Consulting before returning to the games industry. Hermen has been the Managing Director of Guerrilla since 2001, and the Vice President for Sony Computer Entertainment’s World Wide Studios in Europe since 2011. He holds a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and Management and graduated in Philosophy from the University of Amsterdam.