The company has expanded its European footprint over the years with the acquisitions of CSR Racing developer NaturalMotion (Boss Alien), Merge Dragons studio Gram Games and Empires & Puzzles outfit Small Giant Games. It’s also opened a Helsinki studio working on the recently soft-launched FarmVille 3 - Animals.
New London team
To support its growing operations in the region, Zynga is now building up its communications team in London, headed by Lopera.
The team will be responsible for publicising the company’s current and future games, employment opportunities and studio leadership outside of the US.
Lopera recently served as senior account director at PR and marketing agency Dimoso for four years. He’s also previously worked at Bandai Namo as UK PR manager, Bossa Studios as marketing manager and as ChangYou’s communications manager for Europe.
"We are thrilled that Jonathan Lopera is joining the Zynga communications team," said Zynga VP and head of global communications Sarah Ross.
"Jonathan brings a wealth of experience across all platforms and various genres within mobile gaming. His appointment marks a key milestone in the evolution of our communications team, and we could not be happier to have him on board.”
Lopera added: “I’m incredibly honoured to be part of such a talented pool of developers, studios and games here at Zynga.
“The communications team is second to none, and working alongside them to create some of the most memorable campaigns for some of the most exciting projects around is a challenge I can’t wait to undertake.
“When you love what you do, it’s even more satisfying doing it for the games that you love playing.”