Ignatius completes interim period and steps down as CEO; Antti-Jussi Suominen to head Sulake business from 1 April 2013 onwards
Markku Ignatius, who was appointed as the acting CEO at the beginning of the year has successfully completed his interim period, during which Sulake successfully initiated a period of increased stability and growth.
“We thank Markku for his leadership during the quarter and wish him all the best for the future” said Mikael Rönnblad, Vice President of Consumer Services Business at Elisa Corporation. “Markku’s role in keeping the company going during the interim period was essential for the business of the firm. Markku’s experience of more than 6 years in the senior management of Sulake allowed him to steer the company through this period of transition resulting in the acquisition of the company by Elisa.”
“I am honored to have the opportunity to work for a company like Sulake, and I’m excited by this new operational role at the company”, said Antti-Jussi Suominen, presently Head of International Business Development at Elisa Corporation. “As a previous board member of Sulake I have learned to appreciate the uniqueness of the Sulake user community and will continue the good work that Markku and the team has started in engaging the community in the development and improvement of the Habbo service.”
“Antti-Jussi will bring to Sulake his expertise and track record of building both mobile and online businesses and services internationally in different parts of the world, “ Rönnblad stated. “He has previously held various senior executive roles in both start-up and corporate environments and brings a wealth of knowledge and a fresh perspective to the development of Sulake business going forward.”