Meet Robert Henrysson

Avalanche Studios is excited to welcome Robert Henrysson as its new Chairman of the Board. With a solid background in gaming, entertainment and ecommerce, Robert will support Avalanche Studios as it continues to grow its self-publishing business.

"2017 has been a great year for us," said Pim Holfve, CEO of Avalanche Studios. "We launched theHunter: Call of the Wild for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation®4, and it has since far exceeded our expectations. The US and European hunting communities continue to support our realistic and ethical approach to the genre, and this time we’ve also reached a massive new player base in China.

Avalanche Studios has been a solid presence in the publisher-backed AAA space for well over a decade, and that won’t change. But we’re also in the process of taking the next big step in growing our self-published business. Having Robert Henrysson, with his vast experience across a number of relevant industries, join as Chairman of the Board will be a great help in realizing that goal."

 

Robert Henrysson is the co-founder of Jadestone, one of the pioneers of mobile and multiplayer gaming in Sweden. The company was sold in 2012 to US game maker WMS, where Robert served as the Vice President of Business Development for gaming arm Williams Interactive until 2014. He is also the co-founder of Filimundus, a developer of top 10 children’s apps, and an investor into several gaming and ecommerce ventures.

"Avalanche Studios is one of the most consistently creative and successful companies in the industry," commented Robert Henrysson. "Their passion for making great games, their technical foundation, and their talent and company culture are all best in class. With the success of both recent AAA-titles and the "theHunter" franchise, I’m thrilled to be brought on board. I will work to help Avalanche Studios establish an even stronger publishing business, including the development and publishing of brand new intellectual properties."