Angry Birds studio picks up veteran of EA and Digital Chocolate

Jami Laes is Rovio’s new EVP of games

Rovio has hired Jami Laes to be its new executive vice president of games.

Laes is a veteran of EA and Digital Chocolate and has spent the last six years building global studios, but the Angry Birds developer takes particular note of his experience in Japan and China as it seeks to expand its international operations.

“Our games unit will, as it has up to now, continue playing a pivotal role in Rovio’s success," said Rovio CEO Mikael Hed.

"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.”

The post was formerly held by Petri Järvilehto, who has decided it’s time to move on.

With their excellent past track records, I have full confidence in our Games management and Studio heads to work together with Jami to do amazing work also in the future,” said Järvilehto.

“This is a good time to hand over the reins.”

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