Pelletier-Normand named as CEO of Angry Birds maker Rovio

FILE PHOTO: A company sign and an Angry Birds game character are seen at the Rovio headquarters in Espoo, Finland March 13, 2019. REUTERS/Anne Kauranen

(Reuters) – Finnish gaming firm Rovio, known for its Angry Birds games, said on Monday it had named Alexandre Pelletier-Normand as its chief executive, taking over from Kati Levoranta in January.

“Alexandre has an excellent track record in heading Rovio’s games business and he has a thorough understanding of the market and changes in consumer behavior,” chairman Kim Ignatius said in a statement.

Pelletier-Normand, former Gameloft executive, has led Rovio’s Games business since January 2019.

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