Hendrik Lesser elected president of EGDF

EGDF elects new board for the year 2015 – 16.

Hendrik Lesser, the representative of the German developer association GAME, has been elected president of EGDF. Hendrik Lesser is a successful serial entrepreneur and game developer from Munich, Germany. His production company Remote Control Productions is host to a number of developers, among them Chimera Entertainment, which is most famous for developing Angry Birds Epic.

“I’m honored to be the next president of EGDF and I’m looking forward to taking the organization to the next level”, comments Lesser. ”Improving and expanding the organizational structure and getting it ready for the interesting years to come is going to be a key priority for us, as is working on securing public funding for European game developers. Last, but certainly not least we will be influencing of the new rules that are currently being prepared for consumer protection.”

The former president Guillaume de Fondaumieré representative of the French association SNJV continues as the vice-president of EGDF.  KooPee Hiltunen, representative of the Finnish association Suomen pelinkehittäjät ry remain on the board, as does Dr Richard Wilson, the CEO of TIGA in the UK. Jan Neiiendam from Danish Producentforeningen was elected to the board for the first time; he is replacing Klaus Hansen.

For more information, please contact:

Jari-Pekka Kaleva COO, European Games Developer Federation (EGDF)

+358 40 716 3640 | jari-pekka.kaleva@egdf.eu | www: www.egdf.eu