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Angry Birds maker Rovio names new CEO

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August 29
9:50 AM 2014

Finland's Rovio, the maker of the Angry Birds mobile game, said it has hired Pekka Rantala from beverage maker Hartwall to take over as its new chief executive by the beginning of next year.

Current CEO Mikael Hed, son of board chairman Kaj Hed, will join the company's board of directors as well as take on the role of chairman at Rovio's animation studios.

Rantala, who is currently the CEO of Hartwall, earlier worked for 14 years for Nokia.

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