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Rovio CEO Levoranta will step down at the end of the year

Rovio CEO Levoranta will step down at the end of the year

Rovio CEO Kati Levoranta will depart the company at the end of the year.

Levoranta has headed the company since 2016, though she was first named as the new chief exec at the tail end of 2015. During her time in charge of the Angry Birds creator, Levoranta made the firm public via a listing on Nasdaq Helsinki.

"The years at Rovio, first as Chief Legal Officer, then in sales and from the beginning of 2016 as CEO have been extremely inspiring and rewarding. I have had the opportunity to work with top professionals in the game business in a highly international environment," said Levoranta.

"In addition, I have been surrounded with a group of talented and passionate Rovio employees and supportive supervisors. We will continue working closely together until the end of the year, and then it will be time for me to thank everyone for excellent cooperation."

Farewell

The Finnish firm's board of directors has already begun its search to replace Levoranta.

"For years, Kati has been in a key position in many areas of Rovio's development. During her time as CEO, the company has carried out systematic strategic and operative work to sharpen its business focus, develop the game business and cherish the Angry Birds brand. Under Kati's determined leadership, Rovio was also listed on the stock exchange," said Rovio board of directors chairman Kim Ignatius.

"As Rovio reports in its half-year financial review 2020, the company's result and cash flow development are on a good level, and its balance sheet is strong. Kati's most inspiring personality and strong role as a supervisor have also been reflected in personnel satisfaction.

"On behalf of the entire Board of Directors, I want to thank Kati for her commitment and her valuable work for Rovio, and to wish her all the best in the future."


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A freelance writer based in Berkshire. Besides PG and PCGI she has written as a guides writer, specialising in RPG's and horror.

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