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New Chief Financial Officer from NetEnt

Provider of market-leading online and mobile casino games, Yggdrasil, has announced that it will be taking on a new chief financial officer. Fulfilling the position is Frida Gustafsson, a finance professional who comes from NetEntertainment. She was employed by NetEnt for a total of six years, fulfilling a variety of roles for the brand, including finance manager for tax and new markets. Prior to working for NetEnt, Gustafson worked for Deloitte Sweden as an auditor. Over the last year, the company has made an effort to engage in a recruitment process, which sees Gustafson as its most recent executive hire. In fact, due to its recent push in hiring new employees, its staff has grown from 25 to 65 individuals. Additionally, both its Malta office, where Gustafsson will be based, and global technology centre in Poland have simultaneously grown along with its team. The company has also established a new commercial operation in Gibraltar. According to Yggdrasil Gaming CEO, Fredrik Elmqvist, “As Yggdrasil grows, it is important we assemble a world-class team of executives and Frida is one of the sharpest financial minds in gaming. She will be a huge asset as we continue to expand as a company.” Gustafsson…
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New Appointments at Scientific Games

Senior positions occupied by industry veterans Two new senior appointments have been made by Scientific Games Corporation in its gaming division, which includes The Global Draw, Barcrest and Games Media. The two include Michael Koch, who has been appointed managing director of International Business for the Gaming division, and Gareth Philips, who will take the position of chief technology officer (CTO) in the same division. On his new position, Koch will be in charge of growth strategies and gaming operations on an International level. Prior to this, he was CEO of Ace Interactive and he also held senior executive positions at GTech and Wincor Nixdorf. As for Philips, he will be responsible for driving the group's technology strategy. Before joining The Global Draw in 2010, Philips served as the CTO of Aristocrat Technologies. Regarding the new appointments, Ian Timmis, chief executive officer for Scientific Games’ Gaming division, said: “Both Michael and Gareth have brought extensive knowledge and experience to the business since they joined, helping us to cement relationships with key partners and develop tailored solutions for customers in regions such as Latin America and the Caribbean. “Their combined skills and the strength of the Gaming division’s management team should…
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