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FunPlus signs Apple exec

Greg Essig now head of business development

Social gaming studio FunPlus has signed up former Apple exec Greg Essig as head of business development, effective immediately.

"I am excited to join this dynamic gaming company breaking the mold of the traditional social mobile publisher," he said.

"FunPlus combines local market expertise, creativity and best-in-class production to secure global adoption. We are poised to be one of the biggest players in the gaming industry and I look forward to being a part of its continued worldwide growth and expansion."

Essig spent three years at Apple managing the games section of the App Store and prior to that six years at Creative Artists Agency representing games clients.

"We are thrilled to have Greg join us as an important member of the FunPlus team. His experience and expertise of the global social mobile gaming industry is unparalleled and heavily underscored by a proven track record of success," assed company founder and CEO Andy Zhong.

FunPlus currently boasts over 200 employees and has offices in San Francisco, Vancouver and Beijing. Its games include Royal Story, Happy Acres and Family Farm.

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