fter years of rapid and successful expansion, Novomatic has been pursuing a phase of consolidation and optimization for its corporate structures since last year, the company says. As an important intermediate step, the bodies of Novomatic AG have now been reorganized.
The Supervisory Board now includes Bernd Oswald as Chairman; Martina Flitsch, Deputy Chairwoman; and Robert Hofians, Supervisory Board member. The Executive Board is made up by Harald Neumann, Chairman Executive Officer, CEO; Ryszard Presch, Chief Operating Officer, COO; and Johannes Gratzl, Chief Financial Officer, CFO.
As the new CEO of the Greentube Group, the former Chief Technology Officer Thomas Graf will assume responsibility for the online gaming market. Peter Stein has left his role as Chief Financial Officer by mutual consent, and Johannes Gratzl, Head of Group Treasury for many years, has succeeded him in this position.
Bartholomäus Czapkiewicz, previously Chief Systems Officer, will continue to be responsible for this area as an authorized signatory. Christian Widhalm, Chief Investment Officer, has resigned from his position on the Executive Board for health reasons and will continue to be available to the company in an advisory capacity. Barbara Feldmann will continue to be represented on the Supervisory Board of Löwen Entertainment GmbH in Germany.
“Novomatic will continue along its chosen path and further optimize internal structures in Austria and the international Group companies across national borders,” Neumann said. In doing so, the globally active gaming technology group hopes to increase company efficiency and achieve strong synergies between the various shareholdings.