LeoVegas Chairman Marten Forste Becomes a New COO in Malta

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Stockholm-listed LeoVegas AB is continuing to carry out changes in its Board and Group Management.

The company has announced that its current chairman of the board, Mårten Forste, is to become a new chief operating officer.

A Lot of Experience in the Industry under His Belt

Mårten Forste has been Chairman of LeoVegas for three years and served on the Board since 2012.

He has 12 years of experience in the gaming industry, where he successfully worked in various operational roles. Prior to this, he worked at Match Group, which includes the brands Match, Meetic and Tinder.

Mårten Forste said he is proud to join LeoVegas’ operations team, commenting:

“The gaming market is dynamic, and I am convinced that we are in the best possible place to further strengthen our position as a market leader in the casino segment.

I look forward to working further on the course charted by the management team, creating shareholder value and continuing to take market shares by delivering a safe, sustainable and entertaining customer experience.”

The Perfect Successor

Forste will take over the current company’s COO in Malta from Richard Woodbridge.  Woodbridge has will be leaving LeoVegas at the end of May as he has accepted an offer in a different industry.

Gustaf Hagman, Group CEO, stated: “It is truly unfortunate to lose such an ambitious and talented person as Richard Woodbridge. He is highly appreciated in the company, and I wish him success in the future.

He also said Forste is “the perfect successor”, describing him as a strong contributing force behind the group’s strategy and operations.

“He has good knowledge about all parts of LeoVegas and our culture, and he knows what we need to do to further develop the company and be `King of Casino’. His experience clearly makes him the right person to further build upon what Richard has started,” Hagman said.

Earlier this month, LeoVegas appointed Johan Rikner as a new digital marketing director.

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