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Lars Erik Grønntun leaves Hill + Knowlton for online learning company Kahoot!

PR week logoFormer H+K Strategies global president joins Kahoot! as new COO/CMO.

Hill+Knowlton Strategies global president Lars Erik Grønntun is leaving the firm to become COO and CMO at Norwegian online learning company Kahoot!.

“Leaving behind a company and colleagues that I have worked with for the better part of my adult life is a difficult decision,” Grønntun said in a statement. “But for me the time was right to start a new chapter in my career.”

Kahoot! launched in 2013. It is headquartered in Norway and has offices in the U.S., U.K., France and Finland. The company posted revenue of $15.2 million last year.

“[Grønntun] has been a highly regarded leader, client counselor and colleague, and we are immensely grateful for all he has done,” H+K global chairman and CEO AnnaMaria DeSalva said in a statement. “We very much wish him the best for this next step in his career.”

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