GAN appoints Michael B. Arouh as new Chief Legal Officer, Corporate Secretary | Yogonet International
Effective Sept. 1

GAN appoints Michael B. Arouh as new Chief Legal Officer, Corporate Secretary

"Michael’s knowledge of GAN, relevant legal and online gambling industry experience, energy, and record of accomplishments, coupled with his proven leadership, make him the ideal candidate," said Dermot S. Smurfit, GAN's CEO.
2021-08-31
United States
Reading time 1:21 min
Following the resignation of Todd McTavish, Arouh was promoted to oversee all of the company’s global legal and regulatory affairs. He was the company's Deputy Chief Legal Officer and Senior VP since February. Prior, he operated his own law firm where he represented public companies in the internet gambling industry.

GAN Limited announced last Friday that Michael B. Arouh has been promoted to the position of Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary. He will succeed Todd McTavish on his resignation for personal reasons, which will be effective September 1, 2021.

McTavish is expected to continue to provide consulting services to the company following his resignation.

Arouh brings 26 years of legal and business experience to his new role at GAN and will oversee all of the company’s global legal and regulatory affairs. He has served as Deputy Chief Legal Officer and Senior Vice President of the company since February 2021 and dedicated outside counsel since June 2020. Prior to joining GAN, Arouh operated his own law firm where he represented numerous public companies in the internet gambling industry. He also has substantial experience in corporate law and governance, mergers and acquisitions, securities and transactional work, and managing legal risk while achieving business objectives.

Dermot S. Smurfit, Chief Executive Officer of GAN, commented: “Michael’s knowledge of GAN, relevant legal and online gambling industry experience, energy and record of accomplishments, coupled with his proven leadership, make him the ideal candidate to manage our global legal strategies and activities, and lead our in-house and external legal teams. We look forward to the continued benefit of his counsel as we grow and deliver the best online gambling and sports betting experience.”

Arouh said: “This is an exciting opportunity to leverage my industry, commercial and transactional experience at a fast-growing company in a complex, regulated environment. I look forward to continuing to help GAN grow and helping the GAN team deliver GAN’s proprietary digital platform to extend our customer’s casino brands by immersing our customers’ players in real money internet gambling, internet sports betting, and social casino gaming.”

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