Ralf Klöppel appointment
Ex-Frogster CFO joins free-to-play MMO publisher.
San Francisco, CA, USA/Berlin, Germany – 20 January 2011 Neonga announces that Ralf Kloeppel has joined the board as Chief Financial Officer.
In 1999, Ralf Kloeppel was one of the founding partners of gamigo AG which is part of the Axel Springer Group today. In 2001, gamigo released the first massively multiplayer online role-play game entirely localized for German territories, “The 4 th Coming”. Ever since, Ralf has remained true to the industry.
After gamigo Ralf joined Yusho GmbH in 2006 and was instrumental in its fusion with OnlineWelten GmbH to form Frogster Online Gaming GmbH the publisher of "Bounty Bay Online" and the award winning "Runes Of Magic". As Chief Financial Officer for Neonga, Ralf Kloeppel will oversee finance, accounting, subsidies, localization, taxes and legal.
“In the past years, I have worked very closely and successfully together with Ralf. I am looking forward to him helping us continue Neonga’s success. I cannot imagine anyone better for this position!” says Bjoern Koschin, Chief Administrative Officer at Neonga AG.
Neonga (New Online Gaming) is a newly formed games publisher headquartered in Berlin, Germany. The new company is led by the ex-Frogster and gamigo executives Rolf Kloeppel, Benjamin Kaiser, Stefan Hinz, Bjoern Koschin and Markus Melching with the intent of bringing games to the new generation of online- and mobile-gamers throughout the world.
“For me, Neonga is not just the next step of my career but a dream come true. Working in a company that has such a progressive portfolio approach and which has assembled such a top-class team from junior-level to CEO is a great honour for me!” says Ralf Kloeppel, Chief Financial Officer at Neonga AG.
About Neonga AG:
Neonga AG is a publisher of free-to-play Massively Multiplayer Online Games. These are offered for free as PC downloads, browser games, in Facebook or to be played on mobile handsets. The games are associated with "Item Shops", where players can acquire specific premium goods. The company was founded in Berlin in July 2010. The Board consists of Rolf Klöppel (CEO), Benjamin Kaiser (CTO), Ralf Klöppel (CFO), Markus Melching (COO), Stefan Hinz (CMO) and Bjoern Koschin (CAO).
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