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Rovio Entertainment Ltd. announced today that Tuomo Korpinen has joined the company from August 1st 2015 as President of both Rovio Animation Company and Blue Bird Distribution Company. Korpinen will also take on the role of Global Executive Vice President, Media Business with operational, commercial, marketing and development responsibility of all media related activities and properties for the company. Tuomo Korpinen will report directly to Rovio CEO Pekka Rantala.
Based in Los Angeles, Korpinen will develop and implement a long term strategic plan to expand Rovio’s presence in the media and entertainment space, including positioning the media business segment, formulating strategic partnerships and creating new strategies to build and grow both its media mix and product portfolios globally.
Korpinen joins Rovio from DreamWorks Animation SKG, where he most recently headed International TV-sales of the company’s full feature animation slate. Prior to DreamWorks Animation Korpinen spent six years in multiple roles at The Walt Disney Company, lastly heading up the Business Development team for the film studio business globally. Korpinen also spent multiple years in the music industry in varied commercial, digital and business development roles at both Warner Music Group as well as EMI Music Group.
“I’d like to thank Pekka and the executive leaders of the company for trusting me with these responsibilities” said Tuomo Korpinen, “I look forward to suiting up as the newest member of the team, and working closely with all the remarkably talented and dedicated professionals at Rovio across the globe. My focus will be on continuing to drive the business further, maximising franchise value and expanding the company’s commercial footprint in the media sector in both existing and new innovative ways.”
“Rovio is on a mission to delight the world, and Tuomo will be a great fit with the team as we strive to fulfill that ambition in the media and entertainment space,” says Rovio CEO Pekka Rantala. “Tuomo brings a wealth of experience and vision in the entertainment business that will help us grow and reach new fans, while also bringing new experiences to our existing audiences.”
Korpinen holds an MBA from The University of Westminster in London, a Masters Degree in Economics & Digital Marketing from the Swedish School of Economics, as well as a Bachelor's Degree in International Business from the Helsinki School of Economics. He currently resides with his family in Los Angeles, California.
About Rovio Entertainment Ltd Rovio Entertainment Ltd, the creator of Angry Birds™ is a global industry-changing entertainment media company headquartered in Finland that creatively combines digital with physical, breaking the boundaries of traditional content delivery. What started as a casual game in 2009 became an international phenomenon within a few months of its release. Today Angry Birds is not only the most downloaded game of all time, it is a worldwide known entertainment brand reaching out into publishing, licensing, animations, books and location based entertainment. The Angry Birds movie is slated for release in May 2016. www.rovio.com
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