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Romanian outsourcing studio Amber recruits former Samsung VP as CEO

Developer launches new live ops service

Romanian outsourcing studio Amber recruits former Samsung VP as CEO

Romanian outsourcing developer Amber has appointed former Samsung VP and EA Mosaic GM Mihai Pohontu as its new CEO.

The veteran has worked in the mobile and games industries for nearly two decades, at companies such as Activision, EA, Disney and Samsung.

At Amber he’ll spearhead the growth of a studio that has provided development, art, design, product management, QA and customer experience support for numerous mobile games companies such as Kixeye, Glu, Kabam and Gumi.

The firm has also just launched a new live operations service for games companies to support titles post-release.

Evolving services

"Building on the strong foundations established in the past four years, Amber will continue to deliver superior value to game studios and publishers, while evolving its offering to match the ever-changing needs of creative industries," said Amber CEO Mihai Pohontu.

"I'm honored to work with such talented and respected colleagues, and look forward to guiding the company's strategy in the next chapter of its unfolding story."

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Craig Chapple is Senior Editor of and He was previously Deputy Editor at Develop and Online Editor at Nintendo of Europe.


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Alexandru Xenopol
Craig, Mihai Pohontu owns like 70% from Amber since 2014, this is just marketing to make the company look valuable so they can find a buyer for it. The rest of the management are his former colleagues from Electronic Arts Romania.
Craig Chapple Editor at
Thanks for the feedback, I wasn't aware of that! It'll be interesting to see what happens with the company moving forward.