Country Director of Japan, Rovio Entertainment
As the country director of Japan for Rovio Entertainment, the entertainment company behind the franchise Angry Birds, Sonninen oversees the Japan operations of the company. Growing up in Finland and the United States, Sonninen picked up the interest in different languages and cultures at an early age. Sonninen first visited Japan in 2007 as an exchange student at the University of Tokyo. He joined Rovio in Finland in 2011 from a social media related start-up. In January 2013, he moved to Tokyo to start the Japanese office of Rovio.