Kambi Group plc has appointed Anders Ström as the group’s new Chair of the Board, as Lars Stugemo makes the decision to step down.
Stugemo notified the Nomination Committee that he does not intend to seek re-election at the Kambi Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2024. The committee then decided to propose Kambi Co-Founder Anders Ström be appointed as Chair at next year’s AGM.
After 14 years of working at the sports betting platform provider – including almost a decade as Chair – Stugemo commented: “It became clear that I should, if possible, promptly pass the leadership to someone else.
“In this case, both I and Kambi are fortunate that Kambi’s Co-Founder Anders Ström is also a member of the Board and is ready to immediately take over as Chair.
“The Kambi journey has been remarkable, from early days serving a handful of partners to becoming a market leader with award-winning products and esteemed clients around the world.
“It has been an immense privilege and joy to work closely and intensively with Kambi, alongside an inspiring entrepreneur like Anders Ström.”
New Chair Ström brings ‘vast industry experience’ to the role, having founded Kindred Group in 1997 and then later co-founded Kambi alongside CEO Kristian Nylén in 2010. Ström has also been a Kambi Board member since its formation.
The group highlighted that he will leave the Board with immediate effect and continue to serve as a member of the Nomination Committee nominated by Kambi’s largest shareholder Veralda Investment Ltd.
“Lars has made many important contributions to Kambi’s development to becoming the world’s leading sportsbook provider and, as both a founder and shareholder, I am very grateful for the journey we have undertaken together and wish him all the best in his future endeavours,” said Ström on his appointment.
“I am honoured to have been asked by Kambi’s Board to become its Chair and look forward to leading the Board of a company which is showing real commercial momentum through recent partner signings and redefining what is possible in sports betting through significant technological breakthroughs including AI-powered trading.
“These achievements not only strengthen our position but also boost morale and drive within the company, paving the way for future successes and growth.”
Kambi also noted that as a current member of the Nomination Committee and the Board of Directors, Ström did not participate in the deliberations and subsequent decisions regarding his nomination and appointment.