Harri Koponen is currently the COO of Rovio Entertainment Ltd., an industry-changing entertainment media company headquartered in Finland, and the creator of the globally successful Angry Birds franchise. Angry Birds, a casual puzzle game, became an international phenomenon within a few months of its release, and is now the number one paid app of all time. Following this success in mobile gaming, Angry Birds has expanded rapidly in entertainment, publishing, and licensing to become a beloved international brand.
Before joining Rovio, Mr. Koponen served as CEO of Swedish Tele2, as President and CEO of Sonera Corporation and as Deputy CEO of TeliaSonera Ab. He has also served as Managing Director of Kuwait Wataniya Telecom and has held positions for such international companies as Hewlett-Packard and Shell. Koponen holds a Ph.D. in Economics h.c. and has a long history of successful achievements in a number of global organizations.