Leigh Nissim resigns as CEO of Nektan Plc

London AIM-listed mobile gambling specialist Nektan Plc has today confirmed the departure of Leigh Nissim as its Chief Executive Officer.

Issuing a corporate update, Nektan governance detailed that Nissim will officially leave the business this coming August, with founder and Non-Executive Director Gary Shaw retaking the firm’s CEO position on an interim basis.

Nissim a former IGT and GTECH executive joined Nektan in May 2016, replacing former leader David Gosen who had departed the company five months prior to Nissim’s appointment.

Taking over the leadership of Nektan, Nissim was charged with spearheading the mobile specialist’s commercial initiatives and further transitioning the business from a ‘white label’ operator to a B2B solutions and services provider.

Updating investors, the Nektan board detailed that it had begun its executive search for Nissim’s replacement, with an appointment expected to be made in the coming months.

Nektan governance further highlighted that the company was in advanced discussions with regards to concluding its next round of funding, the details of which it expects to announce in due course.