COO of Global Gaming to take over role as CEO
Global Gaming, the Swedish-based gambling firm, has announced that CEO, Steffan Olsson, will step down after ten years in the role.
Olsson, who stood down at his own request, will be taking on a different role within the business. Here, he will be taking responsibility for what the firm has called an ‘innovation team’, which will internally be called Global Gaming Labs.
Following the decision, the current COO, Joacim Möller, will be filling the role as President and CEO from the 1st May until a new person can be appointed. Global Gaming has confirmed that the process of appointment to take over this position is presently underway.
Möller is relatively new to the Global Gaming business, having only been recruited as COO within the last 18 months. This makes the decision to appoint him to the top job, a bold one.
However, Global Gaming Chairman, Peter Eidensjö, defended his decision by claiming that the appointment is: “a consequence of our long-term efforts to build a sustainable and sustainable organisation. We want to take advantage of the company's amazing growth, and we do this with the attitude that we will do our best.”
Speaking of the decision to step down, Olsson said: “It has been a fantastic trip both for me personally and for Global Gaming during all these years. I'm basically a developer, problem solver and entrepreneur, which I can do less and less now when the company has reached a new level."
"I want to devote my days to cutting-edge innovation work, and I therefore look forward to the new role, while others in the organisation can focus on the ability to take care of our growth in several countries and a large number of new shareholders. "
Interim Global Gaming CEO, Joacim Möller, added: “I feel proud, excited and humble about the task of being part of the reorganisation and continued work on creating value for our owners.”