SKS365, the international sports betting and gaming operator based in Italy which boasts €1.2bn in turnover through the brand Planetwin365 and almost 1000 shops, has continued its journey of strengthening its regulatory and market operations by announcing the appointment of two new executive hires.
Alexander Martin will now be taking on the role of Chief Executive Officer, while Andrew Mclver assumes the role of Non-Executive Chairman of the Board. Both roles are ones which are deemed as fundamental to the next phase of growth and evolution of SKS365.
Commenting on the news of the two new appointments, the SKS365 Malta Holding Board stated: “This is an exciting time for SKS365, where we see strength and momentum across all segments of the business and great opportunity for future growth.”
Having previously held the role of Chief New Media Officer and Executive Board Member of Gauselmann AG between 2014 and 2018, Martin brings experience in both strategic leadership, as well as sports betting, online gaming and digital transformation in multinational companies.
The SKS365 board discussed MArtin’s acquisition, adding: “We are delighted that Alexander Martin will join our company as CEO. [Martin] will be responsible for driving SKS365 through the next phase, building on the solid foundation and momentum achieved by the SKS employees under the current leadership team.
“His expertise in retail, online, global strategy and leadership combined with his strong industry knowledge and energy, make him ideally suited to further accelerate SKS365’s growth.”
Regarding his addition, Martin commented: “I feel very honored and proud to be offered this exciting and unique opportunity to lead this market leading brand. With the team of professionals, we will work to improve our excellent market position by growing our product and customer experience. I am delighted to factor all the experience that I gained in the field in a moment that is crucial for the company’s expansion.”
The announcement of these two key appointments has reinvested the ongoing support and investment from shareholders to truly realize the ambitions of the SKS365 and Planetwin365 brands.
While commenting on the news of his new non-executive position, Andrew McIver stated: “I have built my career in the gaming industry and I am delighted to say that this role will afford me the opportunity to work with Alexander and his management team and play an instrumental part in the growth of this business at an exciting time in its history.”
Mclver is recognised as having a wealth of expertise in regulated sports betting and online gaming, and as a chartered accountant by training. Ce previously held the position of CEO at Jackpotjoy PLC, from 2016 to 2018, as well as at Sportingbet PLC prior to that from 2006 to 2013.
The SKS Board concluded: “We are delighted to welcome Andrew McIver as non-Executive Chairman of the Board. Andrew is a highly successful and well-regarded business leader who brings an unparalleled breadth of experience in leadership roles in the gaming industry.
“With his experience, expertise and vision, Andrew is uniquely qualified to support the management team to continue the exceptional growth of SKS365. We look forward to working with him.”