Gaming veterans Jim Ryan, Akshay Kumar and Paul Pathak join Bragg board
Bragg Gaming Group has appointed gaming industry veteran Jim Ryan and securities lawyer Paul Pathak to its board of directors, alongside Bragg CFO Akshay Kumar.
Jim Ryan is a highly experienced online gaming executive and is currently the CEO of Pala Interactive. He has held leadership roles at a number of established online gaming companies, and was previously the co-CEO of bwin.party digital entertainment.
He has also held senior positions at PartyGaming, St. Minver and Excapsa Software (CEO), and Cryptologic Software (CFO). Ryan also currently holds board roles at JPJ Group, Gaming Realms, Pala Interactive and Fralis.
Bragg Gaming Group consists of turnkey solutions provider Oryx Gaming, sports-focused media group GiveMeSport, and online sports betting and casino brand GiveMeBet.
Dominic Mansour, CEO of Bragg, said: “We’re delighted that Jim, Paul and Akshay have agreed to join the board.
“We’re very focused on our objective of developing into a global gaming force, and we need a board with the skills to support that growth. Jim and Akshay both bring extensive gaming industry experience to the team, and Paul’s expertise in M&A will be instrumental to our growth plan.
Jim Ryan said: “I’m pleased to join Bragg in this exciting growth phase. With an experienced gaming industry leader like Dominic at the helm of a new management team, and the unlimited potential of the group’s three main properties; Oryx Gaming, GiveMeSport and GiveMeBet, I’m confident that Bragg will continue its upward trajectory.”
Paul Pathak, name partner at Chitiz Pathak LLP, is an established securities and investment industry lawyer. He primarily practices in the areas of corporate, securities, mergers, acquisitions and commercial law, and currently serves as a director of JPJ Group PLC, the Intertain Group Limited and Wayland Group.
Akshay Kumar was appointed CFO of Bragg Gaming in December 2018, and previously held financial leadership roles at several other gaming operations including NetPlay, Betsson and Sporting Index.