Cecilia Qvist has been appointed as the new head of LEGO Ventures and will be guiding the ventures division of the Danish company in providing funds to promising opportunities that echo the values of the LEGO Group.
The news was announced on the LEGO Ventures Twitter account and a full press release was made available with statements from key members of the company.
“We’re thrilled to announce Cecilia joining us taking up the role as Head of LEGO Ventures as there’s no doubt that she can take the LEGO Brand’s venture efforts to the next level together with its dedicated team,” commented Jørgen Vig Knudstorp, executive chairman of the LEGO Brand Group. “The updated LEGO Ventures strategy emphasises the LEGO Brand’s ambitions and belief in the power of Learning-through-Play and we strongly believe in LEGO Ventures’ role in exploring the future of play on behalf of the LEGO Brand.”
The new head’s experience includes a leading role at Spotify, the audio streaming company, where she oversaw the global growth strategies in new and existing territories.
LEGO Ventures has contributed to quite a few projects since it was first formed, including the UK app Caper last year. We shall have to wait and see what promising opportunities the branch funds next with Cecilia as the new head.