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Pophouse Reinforces its Senior Team Ahead of Another Pivotal Year

Stockholm, Sweden — Brand building music firm Pophouse Entertainment has hired six executives: COO Linda Höljö, Mamma Mia! The Party Managing Director Sophie Arendt, Head of Capital Raising and IR Natalia Fontecha, Business Affairs Sophie McKibbin, Commercial Director Jon Spalding and Head of New Production Development Ryan Amstad.

Pophouse’s portfolio includes work with the music group Abba and Kiss.

“Our work fundamentally redefines entertainment and how artistic legacy is enshrined for future generations,” CEO Per Sundin said. Therefore it’s essential that Pophouse has the best people on our team. Each of our new colleagues brings the unique experience and mindset needed to achieve our mission statement – to unlock the power of entertainment.”

COO Linda Höljö: Pophouse’s position within the global entertainment industry makes this a superb time to join. In recent years the company has announced a string of deals and plans which I’m looking forward to bringing to fruition, alongside developing Pophouse’s next set of exciting ambitions for the entertainment industry.”

Linda has extensive experience in finance, strategic planning, and business development, and her skillset will contribute to the company’s ongoing success in building entertainment brands and creating cutting-edge content and experiences. Before joining Pophouse Entertainment, Linda served as CFO of Proact IT Group. She has also held the role of CFO at Quant Service, as well as different leadership positions at Ericsson. Linda started her career in the investment management industry with investment roles at companies such as The Wallenberg Foundations and Investor AB.

Mamma Mia! The Party Managing Director Sophie Arendt: “I am honoured to take on the role of Managing Director at Mamma Mia! The Party. The show concept has always been about creating unforgettable moments and bringing joy to people’s lives. I look forward to fully embracing the legacy of this incredible experience, pushing the boundaries of immersive entertainment, and ensuring that Mamma Mia! The Party continues touching  the hearts of audiences around the world.”

Sophie brings a wealth of experience from various leading roles within the entertainment industry such as General Manager at Disney Theatrical Group. With a proven track record of implementing and building high-performing entertainment initiatives, Sophie is well-equipped to spearhead Mamma Mia! The Party’s future endeavors.

Head of Capital Raising and IR Natalia Fontecha: “For Pohouse to continue delivering at its current remarkable levels we must have investors on-side to support us throughout our journey. We enjoy terrific levels of support among the global investor community and I am delighted to spearhead this work going forward. Pophouse is a leader in its industry; the investment case is compelling and unique.”

Ex-banker Natalia joined Pophouse in 2023 and brings decades of experience. She was most recently Managing Director, Client and Product Solutions at Onex, and during a 20+ year career, has worked at StepStone Group, OMAM, BBVA Asset Management, Societe Generale, and BNP Paribas, across sectors and industries.

Head of Business and Legal Affairs Sophie McKibbin: “Pophouse has demonstrated a remarkable ability to cement and enhance artistic legacy. I look forward to immediately immersing myself in our work and dovetailing with our talent to further develop their artistic footprint.”

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