Espoo, Finland – May 5th 2013 — Rovio Entertainment Ltd announced today that Mika Ihamuotila, Ph.D., (economics) has joined Rovio’s Board of Directors as a Member of the Board and minority shareholder. He is currently President, CEO and principal shareholder of Marimekko Corporation – the Fashion and design company with over 100 stores in Asia, Europe and Americas. Previously he held President and CEO positions in the Bank sector of Sampo Bank Plc and Mandatum Bank Plc, where he also held a number of other leadership positions since 1994.
“Mika has comprehensive brand, channel and business expertise, and we are very delighted that he is joining Rovio´s Board of Directors,” said Kaj Hed, owner and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Rovio Entertainment Ltd. “This year we will focus on building our products and services to ensure sustainable growth and value in the long term.”
“I am very honored to be joining such an exceptional team,” said Mr. Ihamuotila. “In a very short time, Rovio has grown to be a fully fledged media and entertainment company and it has the vision and expertise to create long-lasting entertainment brands for all age groups.”
Mika Ihamuotila is a Member of the Board in Sanoma Corporation, one of the largest media and learning companies in Europe. Additionally, he has served as board member of several other companies, such as Elisa and Instrumentarium.
Rovio Entertainment’s Board of Directors consists of four members. Chairman Kaj Hed, and members Mika Ihamuotila, Camilla Hed, and Skype founder Niklas Zennström.
Rovio Entertainment has grown alongside Angry Birds, and the multifaceted entertainment house currently employs over 650 professionals in its headquarters in Espoo, Finland, and offices in Tampere, Sweden, the United States, China, South Korea and Japan.
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Rovio Entertainment Ltd is an industry-changing entertainment media company headquartered in Finland, and the creator of the globally successful Angry Birds™ characters franchise. Angry Birds, a casual puzzle game, became an international phenomenon within a few months of its release, and is now the number one paid app of all time. Angry Birds has expanded rapidly into entertainment, publishing, and licensing to become a beloved international brand.www.rovio.com