Miniclip, a world leader of market-defining mobile game titles, announced today the appointment of Stefan Beurier as Chief Financial Officer. He joins from Ascential plc, where he had been EVP,Group Finance, and has previously held finance leadership roles at The Economist Group, Bandai Namco, Expedia and Electronic Arts. Stefan will replace Craig Dixon who will be retiring from full-time employment at the end of April.
“We are absolutely delighted to welcome Stefan to Miniclip”, said Jurgen Post, CEO. “Since the strategic deal with Tencent in 2015, we have continued to grow at pace and there has never been a more exciting time to join the company. With a global audience of over 250 million monthly active users across mobile, social and online platforms in over 195 countries and across six continents; and an expanding portfolio of acquisitions; we are confident that we have a great platform to build from. At the heart of this success is a highly talented, multi-national team, united in their purpose to ‘unleash the gamer in everyone’. In Stefan, we are thrilled to have found a highly experienced and visionary CFO to help lead our business to the next stage.”
“I feel privileged to join Jurgen and the team at this pivotal moment in Miniclip’s growth journey”, said Stefan. “Our talented, passionate team are focused on significant market opportunities ahead to continue to delight and grow our huge global community of gamers.”
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Miniclip is a global leader in digital games with a mission of ‘unleashing the gamer in everyone’. The Company develops, publishes and distributes highly engaging games to an audience of over 250 million monthly active users across mobile, social and online platforms.
Founded in 2001, the Company has successfully grown a huge global audience in over 195 countries and across six continents. Miniclip has a unique understanding of the digital games space and has developed a strong portfolio of over 60 high-quality mobile games, extensive worldwide distribution, and an internationally recognised brand name. To date, Miniclip franchises including 8 Ball Pool™, Golf Battle™, Football Strike™ and Agar.io™ have generated more than 2 billion downloads. Miniclip has more than 50 million daily active players reaching people across the world in the pursuit of ‘unleashing the gamer in everyone’.
In February 2015, Miniclip was excited to receive a large majority investment from Tencent, one of the world’s largest technology companies and the world’s largest games publisher. This new chapter in Miniclip’s history strengthens the Company’s position, with Tencent recognising its achievements to date and future potential.
In the past two years, as part of their ambitious growth plans, Miniclip have been delighted to welcome the teams from Playsport (famous for Motorsport Manager), Yakuto (creators of Darts of Fury), Masomo (home of Head Ball 2), Ilyon (designers of Bubble Shooter), Eight Pixels Square (Sniper Strike) now operating as Miniclip Derby, Gamebasics (creators of OSM Online Soccer Manager), and most recently Green Horse Games (home of Football Rivals) to the Miniclip Group.
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