Tjodolf Sommestad

President, King

Tjodolf Sommestad, President of King

Tjodolf has been with King since the company’s very early days in mobile gaming. Initially responsible for King’s skill games, Tjodolf became responsible for King’s influential Candy Crush series of games in 2014.

Tjodolf became Chief Development Officer responsible for development across King’s studios before becoming President in 2022. During Tjodolf’s tenure, King has grown to become one of the most successful mobile games companies in the world, and has completed a successful NYSE IPO and trade sale to Activision Blizzard.

Candy Crush Saga is one of King’s best known titles. Originally released in 2012, the game has become a perennial hit for the business.

It is one of the earlier and most popular puzzle games in the “match three” genre, and is reported to generate over $1bn in revenues every year.

A staggering 273m people play Candy Crush Saga every month.