MTGx hires Chief Financial Officer and Venture Manager

Press release   •   Feb 07, 2014 08:00 CET

MTGx, the digital accelerator of leading international entertainment group Modern Times Group, today announced that Peter Messner has joined the company as CFO and Erik Kahlin as Venture Manager

Peter Messner has joined MTGx as CFO. Peter contributes a wealth of international experience from online businesses, particularly from online gaming. Most recently, he was Director of Corporate Development and Acting Finance Director of Ongame Services in Stockholm. Peter holds an M.Sc. in Economics and Computer Science from the Technical University of Vienna as well as a PhD in Social and Economic Sciences from the University of Vienna.

Erik Kahlin has joined as Venture Manager. Erik has a long experience from working with online companies, both operationally at Schibsted-owned classified marketplace Blocket as well as from the investor side as Investment Manager at Investment AB Kinnevik, where he managed a portfolio of online consumer-oriented companies. Erik holds an M.Sc. in Economics and Business Administration from the Stockholm School of Economics.

“ We are delighted to welcome Peter and Erik to the MTGx team. Peter’s broad background in product management and operations, combined with sound financial and corporate development expertise made him the top candidate for the CFO role at MTGx. Erik’s online background together with his strong analytical skills bring valuable experience into our Venture team” says Rikard Steiber, Chief Digital Officer of Modern Times Group, and CEO of MTGx.

MTGx is the digital accelerator of Modern Times Group, and is focused on leveraging MTG’s digital assets and industry leading content portfolio, to create and deliver world class entertainment experiences. MTGx is committed to increasing the development speed of MTG’s digital entertainment services across the world, and provides centralised digital skills and platforms to all of MTG’s businesses. MTGx also works closely with innovation and startup communities around the world, to find and develop the entertainment services and products that will drive entertainment in the future.