THQ promotes Donnelly

THQ’s Rory Donnelly has been promoted to the position of senior vice president of European publishing.

The announcement comes as the publisher pushes to strengthen its presence and operations in the region.

In his new role, Donnelly has been tasked with leading THQ’s European business back to profitability in line with the company’s overall global strategy, using his decade of experience working in Europe.

He has worked at the publisher for ten years, having joined THQ France as managing director in 1999.

During this time, he opened the company’s Benelux office and oversaw the German management team for a period of 15 months.

He also took responsibility for the Spanish and Italian offices when promoted to vice president of Southern Europe in 2007.

Before his time at THQ, Donnelly spent ten years working at Konami, including a four-year tenure in the publisher’s Japanese office and a year in the German office.

He was instrumental in the establishment of Konami’s French operations.

I am excited to play a key role in driving THQ’s continued growth throughout Europe, growing our market share in all of the key regions through our incredibly diverse portfolio,” said Donnelly.

The publisher’s executive vice president of global publishing Ian Curran added: Having managed the THQ offices in France, Benelux, Spain and Italy, Rory is very well placed to succeed me in managing the European business and continuing to drive presence and market share throughout the region.”

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