It's like Where's Wally, but we tell you where the execs are hiding.
Angry Birds maker Rovio has hired Jami Laes as the company's new executive vice president of games and head of its game division. Laes has worked with EA and Digital Chocolate in the past, and has helped deliver social and mobile games for the past six years, while boasting contacts in China and Japan.
Laes, said: "Thinking back, this was a natural next step in my career. I have always been a huge fan of Angry Birds and it has been great to see the phenomenal success that Rovio has already achieved. Even so, we’ve only seen a fraction of what can be achieved with great brands like Angry Birds and Bad Piggies and I wanted to be a part of building that story."
Petri Järvilehto, steered the game division to this stage, and has decided to move on in. He said: "With their excellent past track records, I have full confidence in our games management and atudio heads to work together with Jami to do amazing work also in the future. This is a good time to hand over the reins."
Mikael Hed, CEO of Rovio, added: "Our games unit will, as it has up to now, continue playing a pivotal role in Rovio's success. Jami´s diverse international background and vision of the quickly-evolving games industry makes this the perfect moment for Jami to jump in and take us to the next level. His expertise consists of a unique combination of creative process leadership and mobile and social platform knowledge which adds great value to our team."