Gerhard Florin has spent over 20 years in the entertainment and gaming industry, and currently serves on the Board of MTG’s subsidiary InnoGames. Gerhard has previously served on the Boards of Funcom, Kobojo and King Digital Entertainment, and was Chairman of the latter between 2014 and 2016. Between 2006 and 2010, Gerhard served as an Executive Vice President and General Manager of Publishing at Electronic Arts, being responsible for the company’s worldwide publishing business, prior to which he held various positions in Electronic Arts’ German and British operations. Before joining Electronic Arts, Gerhard worked at Bertelsmann Music Group and McKinsey. Gerhard holds Master’s and PhD degrees in Economics from the University of Augsburg in Germany.
Cristina Stenbeck, Chairman of the Nomination Committee, commented: “The Nomination Committee is pleased to propose the election of Gerhard Florin as a new Board Director. Gerhard is well known to MTG from his work at InnoGames, and will bring a world-class skill-set and highly relevant experiences from his long-standing career in the entertainment and gaming industry. Gerhard will be of great support to the team at MTG as it accelerates the global development and expansion of its fast-growing next generation entertainment businesses and carries out a split into two companies. The Nomination Committee looks forward to continue its work in enhancing the Board of MTG, and supporting MTG’s work in composing a strong Board for Nordic Entertainment Group.”
The Nomination Committee comprises David Chance, Chairman of MTG’s Board of Directors; Cristina Stenbeck, appointed by Kinnevik AB; Erik Durhan, appointed by Nordea Funds; and Yvonne Sörberg, appointed by Handelsbanken Funds. The Nomination Committee’s complete proposals are presented in the notice convening MTG’s Annual General Meeting.
NOTES TO EDITORS
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