Espoo, Finland – June 10th 2013 — Rovio Entertainment Ltd. announced today that Teemu Suila has been appointed Chief Operating Officer to support Rovio's strategic objectives and growth in becoming a global entertainment media powerhouse.
Mr. Suila has been a senior-level executive at several business units at Nokia and Nokia Siemens Networks since joining Nokia Group in 1995. He brings to Rovio a wealth of experience in corporate strategic and operational development, portfolio and capability management and leading global businesses. Before joining Rovio, Teemu Suila played a major role in developing and streamlining Nokia's strategies and operations.
“Teemu's competence in strategic planning and execution is essential to raise Rovio's operations to the next level. Rovio's board and staff are delighted to welcome such an outstanding leader to our team”, said Rovio CEO Mikael Hed.
”I am thrilled to join the talented Rovio team in growing the company as a major player in the Entertainment industry”, said Rovio COO Teemu Suila. “The company has been growing fast and it is crucial that we drive our activities in an effective and efficient manner, without losing the entrepreneurial and artistic spirit.”
During the past years of strong growth, Rovio's former COO Harri Koponen supported Rovio’s developing business in many areas from sales to consumer products as well as developing operational processes. He brought in years of valuable experience from many areas and supported Rovio's evolution from a startup to a bigger company.
“I'm proud to have had the possibility to contribute to a company like Rovio. My expertise was needed to take the business to this point and now is a good time to pass over the reins”, said Mr. Koponen. “I will stay in the family by moving over into business development to Rovio's main shareholders investment company.”
Rovio Entertainment has grown alongside Angry Birds, and the multifaceted entertainment house currently employs over 650 professionals at its offices in Finland, 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. Angry Birds has expanded rapidly into multifaceted entertainment, publishing, and licensing to become a beloved international brand. www.rovio.com