Superbet Group has announced the appointment of Jimmy Maymann as its new CEO, effective from 15 January 2024.
Current CEO, Johnny Hartnett, will be stepping down from his position and moving to its Board as Non-executive Director, the tech and entertainment company explained. Maymann brings extensive senior and board-level leadership experience, with a ‘proven track-record as an innovator and entrepreneur’.
In detail, he has been specialising in the creation, development and transformation of companies across the technology and media sectors, digital services, telecoms and NGOs. This has included the position as Chairman of UNLive Online, AirHelp Inc and TV2 Denmark and Non-Executive Director at Telia AB, Pitzner Group and the Maternity Foundation.
Hans Holger-Albrecht, Chairman of the Board, Superbet Group, commented: “Jimmy Maymann has an impressive background, which seamlessly blends successful entrepreneurial endeavours with significant experience of creating global scale.
“As such, he is a perfect fit for the mindset and next stage of growth and scaling for Superbet.
“We are confident that Jimmy will have a strong positive impact on the Group’s strategy and business model, while working together with the team to realise the growth opportunity for Superbet.”
Described by the Bucharest-headquartered company as a seasoned tech investor, the new CEO has played a pivotal role in the creation and growth journeys of more than 10 companies, whilst also being involved in several of their successful exits.
Harnett said on his departure: “The last five years have been the ride of a lifetime. I’d like to thank Sacha and the Dragic family for the opportunity they gave me and the unwavering trust, support, guidance, and friendship over my five-year tenure.
“I took over a business with an incredible foundation to work from and hopefully the building blocks we’ve put on top of that will set the business up well for the next phase of its growth.
“Thank you to all my colleagues who worked with me during that time. I’m immensely proud of all we’ve done together and look forward to continuing to support you all from a different seat on the bus.”
Harnett also expressed that he looks forward to ensuring a seamless transition to passing on CEO duties to Maymann, and to continuing his work with Superbet in a new role on its Board of Directors.
Meanwhile, the firm’s incoming new CEO praised Superbet for its ‘tremendous potential’ in terms of business scalability and expansion into international markets.
Maymann concluded: “I am delighted to take on the role of CEO and offer my expertise and passion, closely working with Superbet’s Board to accomplish the company’s goal of becoming a global leader in the tech and entertainment industry, while fostering an exemplary environment of responsible gaming. I look forward to building on the great work done to date and leading the team in its next phase of growth.”