NetEnt Names Therese Hillman As New CEO

NetEnt have announced that Therese Hillman has been appointed of CEO after the departure of Per Eriksson earlier this year.Hillman, who has been CFO of the Swedish software developer since January 2017 and acting CEO for the past two months became full time CEO with immediate effect yesterday (May 22nd, 2018).NetEnt Names Therese Hillman As New CEO


Before joining NetEnt, Hillman, who has an MSc in Accounting and Finance, was the CEO of Gymgrossisten, a subsidiary of the Qliro Group and has also been a board member at Unibet.Speaking of her appointment, the new CEO said:” It is with great enthusiasm, but also humility, that I am taking on the role as Group CEO of NetEnt.I look forward to drive the development of the industry together with our customers and employees and to deliver the best player experiences.This is how we can continue to create value for our customers, shareholders, players and employees”

Appreciated leader

Chairman of the Board at NetEnt, Fredrik Erbing, spoke of the appointment, and the optimism it gave the software giant going into the next phase of their development:“We are pleased to appoint Therese Hillman as new Group CEO. Therese has a clear business focus and is an appreciated leader with great energy.NetEnt is pioneering the online gaming industry and is taking the next step to be at the forefront of business focus and innovation.With Therese’s abilities, we get the right person to lead the company in the next growth phase”This announcement will not come as a surprise to many, Hillman was seen by most as the right person to step into Eriksson’s shoes as acting CEO, and when the position became permanent, it was widely expected that it would be Hillman who was given the role.

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