Rovio Entertainment switches leadership team

Rovio Entertainment switches leadership team

Angry Birds maker Rovio Entertainment has taken the opportunity to reshape its management team following the resignation of Rauno Heinonen, SVP communications and investor relations.

This has seen Ville Heijari elevated to the position of chief marketing officer following a successful performance as CMO of its games division since 2016. The beefed-up role will see Heijari take responsibility for all marketing, communications and brand development, reporting to CEO Kati Levoranta directly.

Separately Mikko Setälä, chief corporate development officer since 2015, will be moved to oversee investor relations, subordinate only to CFO Rene Lindell with all changes taking place with immediate effect.

The Finnish developer is best known for its Angry Birds franchise, recently collaborating with the NFL to release a SuperBowl iteration of its hit smartphone game.

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