PKR sees Neil Alexander step down as CEO after just 2 months

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Neil Alexander has stepped down as CEO of PKR after just two months leading the online poker operator. Alexander will be replaced by former bwin.party Group Poker Director Chris Welch.

PKR confirmed the departure of Alexander to industry news source EGR Magazine yesterday, further confirming that Welch had been appointed as successor.

Alexander a former Managing Director of German online lottery operator Mylotto24 and Lotto Network (Tipp24/Zeal Networks) had been appointed to replace long term CEO Malcolm Graham in June.

On his appointment, Alexander had been tasked with re-shaping PKR’s online poker proposition which had been impacted by a player stagnation in the market. Furthermore stakeholders of the in-house developed poker room wanted to re-establish PKR’s market presence as a leading poker brand.

PKR has seen a number of executive departures in 2015, with former COO Leon Walters departing the operator in January 2015.

New CEO Welch who has held a number of executive positions within numerous igaming operators, will take over leadership of the company having joined PKR as a Senior Brand Consultant in June 2015.

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