Launch of the Opera Business Blog
By Derrick Nueman, VP investor relations
Several weeks ago, we reported our first quarter results and it was another quarter of strong execution and highlights how far Opera has come in the last several years. Compared to the first quarter of 2017, Opera has grown its revenues by 5x and its overall users by over 50 million monthly active users.
Despite what we’ve accomplished, many still aren’t aware of our large scale of over 350 million global monthly active users and strong growth. For this reason, we decided to launch a blog to increase the frequency of our investor and corporate communications. Specifically, we will be giving additional color on Opera’s business strategy, how we are working towards our long-term opportunities and executing on our newer initiatives, as well as cover other current topics. The blog posts will come from leaders within Opera, and our goal is to provide more insight on how we are executing and what we are trying to accomplish.
We hope that this will allow our investors, members of the press, key B2B partners and others to really get to know Opera and understand our market opportunity and potential.
Today, I would like to introduce the broader leadership team of Opera, many of whom will be contributing to this blog:
Yahui Zhou, Chairman & CEO
Song Lin, COO
Frode Jacobsen, CFO
Aaron McParlan, General Counsel
Per Wetterdal, EVP Commercial
Jørgen Arnesen, EVP Mobile
Krystian Kolondra, EVP PC & European Fintech
Rui Hu, Head of Opera News
Bingfeng Qu, Head of OList
We look forward to sharing more of the exciting things happening at Opera!