[Digital Business Africa] – Stillfront Group has announced in March 2019 that Alexis Bonte has been appointed Group COO and member of the Group´s executive management team. Alexis is Co-founder and CEO of eRepublik Labs, a studio within Stillfront Group.
eRepublik Labs was established in 2007 and is an award- winning games studio and a pioneer in online free-to-play games. eRepublik Labs has an international team of 40 professionals with offices in Dublin, Bucharest and Madrid. eRepublik Labs latest hits are “World at War” and “War and Peace: Civil War”. Both are in the mobile strategy game category. Since inception, more than 20 million players worldwide have or are playing an eRepublik Labs game. Alexis is also a Venture Partner at Atomico, advising on new investments in France, Spain, Portugal and Eastern Europe.
”I am very pleased to welcome Alexis to our executive management team. Alexis has extensive experience within the industry both as a founder and developer of online strategy games as well as an investor. In 2018 we completed three acquisitions and Stillfront is today a global group of 11 studios with 500 professionals. Looking ahead, we strive to expand intra-group cooperation, increase the level of synergies as well as accelerate our growth agenda. Alexis deep know-how and industry expertise will be very valuable in further developing Stillfront”, says Jörgen Larsson, CEO, Stillfront Group.
“Since I decided to have eRepublik Labs join the Stillfront Group back in May of 2017, I have been able to experience first-hand how powerful the concept of an alliance of semi-autonomous studios that Jörgen and the team have put together is. I look forward to now help the Group scale that concept further and to support the growth acceleration of our existing studios”, says Alexis Bonte.
Before co-founding eRepublik, Alexis worked for lastminute.com for six years, first as Head of Business development in UK, Marketing and Sales director in France and then as MD for Italy. Alexis holds a BA Honours Degree in International Business and Languages from the European Business School, London.
Alexis will progressively assume his position starting in April of 2019 and transition to being fulltime Group COO in January 2020. During this transition period, Alexis will continue his position as CEO of eRepublik Labs until a successor is appointed.
Stillfront is a group of independent creators, publishers and distributors of digital games – with a vision to become the leading group of indie game creators and publishers. Stillfront operates through eleven near-autonomous subsidiaries: Bytro Labs in Germany, Coldwood Interactive in Sweden, Power Challenge in the UK and Sweden, Dorado Online Games in Malta, Simutronics in the United States, Babil Games in UAE and Jordan, eRepublik in Ireland and Romania, OFM Studios in Germany, Goodgame Studios in Germany, Imperia Online, Bulgaria and Playa Games, Germany. Stillfront’s games are distributed globally. The main markets are Germany, the United States, France, UK and MENA
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