Berlin, 16/01/2012: Effective as of January 1, 2012, Seth Iorio has become CEO of Frogster Interactive Pictures AG. While taking on this position at Frogster, he retains his position as COO and Executive Board Member of the parent company, Gameforge AG. As Managing Director of Frogster Online Gaming GmbH, Seth Iorio will continue to lead the business operations of Frogster’s publishing subsidiary.
Additionally, the supervisory board appointed Tobias Haar to Frogster’s executive board effective from the beginning of the year. In this position, he is responsible in particular for the activities of the foreign subsidiaries, licence contracting and the legal and administrative business areas. Tobias Haar has led the joint legal department of Gameforge and Frogster since September 2011.
Seth Iorio became Managing Director and COO of Frogster Online Gaming GmbH at the beginning of October 2010, taking over the technical and customer-focused areas of Customer Care, Community Management, Payment and Fraud Management, Localization, Programming and IT. In January 2011, he was appointed to the executive board of Frogster Interactive Pictures AG. Before starting at Frogster, the business management graduate was VP Business Development and Authorised Representative of Gameforge AG in Karlsruhe, responsible for Customer Communications and Marketing.
In addition to his positions at Gameforge and Frogster, Tobias Haar is Vice Chairman of the Executive Board of G.A.M.E., the German Computer Game Industry Association in Berlin. The legal graduate, lawyer and legal informatics specialist specialises in national and international economic and IT law as well as mergers and acquisitions, and recently coordinated the legal and administrative aspects of the takeover of Frogster by Gameforge. He came to the Gameforge group in 2008, after many years of professional experience as a lawyer in a leading international law firm as well as in the private sector.
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The Frogster group is a Berlin-based international publisher of online games. Frogster focuses on the marketing and operation of virtual worlds, so-called massively multiplayer online games – one of the strongest growing sectors in the entertainment industry. With its top titles ‘Runes of Magic’ and ‘Bounty Bay Online’ Frogster has already gathered over 6 million registered players worldwide. Three other ambitious MMO games, ‘TERA’, ‘ELIGIUM – The Chosen One’, and ‘RaiderZ’, are slated for release in 2012. Currently the Frogster group employs approximately 200 staff members in the fields of licensing, IT, web design and web development, product management, business development, marketing, PR, community management, support, sales, hosting, billing and finance/administration. It markets and operates its games in Europe, America and Oceania respectively. Internet: www.frogster.de