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Firm appoints new Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director

Gaming Innovation Group strengthens management team

Gaming Innovation Group strengthens management team
Gaming Innovation Group Inc. (GIG) has recruited Mikael Ångman as the new Chief Operating Officer(COO) of the company effective from 1 September. Furthermore, Katja Laaksonen has been appointed as Managing Director of Guts.Com.
Malta | 05/05/2016

Gaming Innovation Group Inc. (GIG) has recruited Mikael Ångman as the new Chief Operating Officer(COO) of the company effective from 1 September. Furthermore, Katja Laaksonen has been appointed as Managing Director of Guts.Com.

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he management recruitments are a result of an ambition to strengthen and support GIG's organizational and operational development. Following a period of strong growth in all segments, GIG has initiated a process of establishing Group executive management, which will be responsible for the individual managements within the groups three business areas; Gaming, Digital marketing and Cloud Services.

Mikael Ångman is currently the CEO and Chairman of Mobile Sports betting technology provider, Mobenga, which he joined as COO in 2011. Mobenga is a fully owned Playtech subsidiary. He has leadership experience from previous employments of toy producer BRIO AB, mobile living company Dometic and electronics manufacturer Electrolux.

Katja Laaksonen is currently the Chief Marketing Officer of Guts having joined the company in 2014. Previous to her role with Guts, Ms. Laaksonen was serving as Director of CRM at Betsson Group, following her role as Director of Digital Marketing and CRM with Nokia. Katja Laaksonen will take on the responsibility as Managing Director of Guts.com with immediate effect.
Group CEO, Robin Reed has acted as Managing Director of Guts.com. Following to appointment of Katja Laaksonen, he will now focus solely on the role as the Group CEO.

CEO Robin Reed said: "GIG has undergone transformational change as we have evolved from an affiliate, to an operator and ultimately the technology firm we are today. In this process, we have grown from a dozen employees to now exceeding 160. Crucial to our continued expansion is to couple the drive and innovation inwhich GIG is known, with operational excellence. Katja and Mikael have a proven track record and both represent the key qualities we are looking for in our top management".

Mikael Ångman remarked: "I am looking forward to working with Robin and his team at GIG. GIG is to me the most promising player on the market and I'm super excited to join. With my strong experience from Mobenga and Playtech, I am confident to deliver structure and growth to further strengthen the group."

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