Evolution Gaming confirms leadership & governance restructure

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Jens von Bahr

Industry live casino games supplier Evolution Gaming has confirmed an executive restructure of its governance and leadership teams.

The changes will see current Chief Executive and Co-Founder Jens von Bahr take up the new position of Executive Chairman. Evolution Gaming informed investors that Joel Citron had stepped down as company Chairman effective 1 November, Citron will take up a board position with the supplier.

The promotion of von Bahr to new Chairman, sees Evolution Gaming appoint Martin Carlesund as Group CEO.  Carlesund joined Evolution Gaming in June of this year from industry marketing and player acquisition specialist Highlight Media Group taking on the role of Malta CEO (operations unit).

The executive restructure sees Evolution Gaming appoint Johan Nordström as Carlesund’s Malta leadership replacement. Nordström joins the company, having served as President of Asia for international education and learning firm ‘EF Education First’.

Jens von Bahr commented on the corporate restructure; “Ever since the IPO, Martin and I have collectively focused on creating an organisation which can take Evolution to the next level. We now have that in place, and Martin is the right person to lead it; which he has proven during his time as CEO of the operational entity.

In the role of Executive Chairman, I will be able to focus fully on the development of our ongoing, successful growth strategy. Among other things, I see the need to increase the time we look at potential acquisitions and strategic partnerships going forward”

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