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Finnish game company Rovio has lost its games chief

Jami Laes, who up until recently served as Rovio's EVP of games, has left the company as it struggles to maintain its financial successes.

Alex Wawro, Contributor

January 28, 2015

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Newsbrief: Reuters reports that Rovio games chief Jami Laes has left the company after nearly two years overseeing franchises like Angry Birds and Bad Piggies.

It's further evidence that the Finnish games company is struggling; late last year Rovio CEO Mikael Hed confirmed "painful" plans to lay off up to 16 percent of staff because the company had "been building our team on assumptions of faster growth than have materialized."

During those layoffs Rovio shuttered its Tampere office completely, and Hed later stepped down as CEO in December.

Laes offered no explanation for his departure, but noted that he intends to launch his own venture in the near future. 

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