Avalanche Studios Group Chair Robert Henrysson joins Nordisk Games
Nordisk Games today announced the appointment of Robert Henrysson as its latest Partner, following the recent appointments of Audrey Leprince and Ebba Ljungerud. Robert has a wealth of experience in the games industry, most recently as the Chairperson of Avalanche Studios Group, the team behind theHunter: Call of the Wild, and the developer behind the acclaimed Just Cause series and Mad Max game, which was acquired by Nordisk Games in 2018.
In his new role, Robert will work with the investment team to scope new opportunities and build relationships with existing and new partners.
Robert has plenty of entrepreneurial experience from both inside and outside the games industry, starting with the roleplaying and board game store he launched whilst still at university. He was the founder of the Swedish gaming magazine Saga and also worked for Cap Gemini where he ran the Global Media Practice for the group. In 2002, he co-founded Jadestone Group, one of the early pioneers in mobile gaming and the team behind the online version of the popular sport sim Championship Manager. Robert also co-founded the children’s game developer Filimundus (Pippi Longstocking, Pettson & Findus). More recently, Robert has sat on the advisory board of Bornholm Game Days, an invitation-only event for leaders in gaming to discuss game development and how to tackle important cross-industry issues.
Nordisk Games was founded in 2016 to make games with the best game companies in Europe, and to date, its portfolio is made up of Avalanche Studios Group, Star Stable Entertainment, MercurySteam, Nitro Games and Flashbulb Games. The company also recently completed its full acquisition of the BAFTA-winning studio Supermassive Games, the developers behind critically-acclaimed narrative games Until Dawn and The Dark Pictures Anthology.
“Aside from working in a great team with great clients, what really drew me to Nordisk Games was the company’s values; championing key issues in the games industry and also dedicating a portion of its turnover to charity every year. As a team, I know they are always on hand to offer strategic support, but they also strongly believe in giving partners the autonomy to create their own vision and develop the games they want to – which is hugely exciting,” said Robert Henrysson, Partner at Nordisk Games.
“Each of our recent new team members brings a wealth of experience in games, a new perspective and a new set of skills for our partners to utilise, and Robert’s no exception. I have no doubt he’ll help us continue making connections, building relationships and supporting great teams in making the best games they possibly can. The expertise we’ve gathered will continue to be one of our strongest assets in the years to come,” said Mikkel Weider, CEO of Nordisk Games.
On top of his varied roles in the games industry Robert has had an eclectic working life, running an award-winning brewery and producing the book Swedish Gin – Drinks, Distilleries and Dreamers, which recently won the 2022 World Gourmand Awards for best photo. Since 2013 he has invested in and supported several companies including Winefinder.se, Hammars Bryggeri, and most recently game startup InfiniGods.