NetEnt Names Lars Johansson As New CFO

Swedish software developer NetEnt has announced that Lars Johansson will be filling the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) on a full-time basis, having recently taking on the role in an interim capacity.

Lars Johansson

Johansson has over 30 years of experience in management positions for various private and public companies including Ratos AB, as well as Orc Software AB, Swedavia AB, and TV4 Group AB, all of which saw him hold the position of CFO, often in conjunction with other positions.Johansson has been the interim CFO at NetEnt since September 3rd (2018) and after a thorough search process, the decision was made to give him the position on a permanent basis.

Significant experience

In a brief statement, Therese Hillman, CEO of NetEnt, who herself was only appointed earlier this year (2018), said:“I am very pleased to appoint Lars Johansson as Chief Financial Officer. He brings significant experience to the role and has already played an important part in the ongoing change process of NetEnt.”


Hillman was appointed as CEO of the company after Per Eriksson was let go after growth for the company had slowed down.Since Hillman’s appointment, the ambition of NetEnt to grow has been clear, as well as a year of incredible game releases, including highly anticipated slots based on two immensely popular television series, Narcos and Vikings, the developer has also signed numerous deals and begun several partnerships, as well as setting their sights on more jurisdictions to further the brand across the globe.With finances being important in growth, obviously, the appointment of a top-quality CFO is of the utmost importance, and Hillman and NetEnt clearly have absolute faith in Lars Johansson to be the right person for the job.

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