NetEnt Appoints Therese Hillman Official New CEO of the CompanyPublished May 22, 2018 by Ivan P
Having served as the acting CEO for NetEnt since March, Therese Hillman will be taking over the leadership role in the company in the full capacity.
In the press release published earlier today, NetEnt has confirmed that Therese Hillman has been appointed the new CEO of the company. Hillman, who's been NetEnt's CFO since 2017 and took over the role of the acting CEO in March, when the company's CEO of six years Per Eriksson left his position, will now be taking the leadership role in the full capacity.
Taking On New Challenges
In the March statement following Eriksson's departure, NetEnt emphasized the company was in need of a new driving force. It seems the board has recognized this new force in Hillman who was described in the PR as having a clear business focus and great leadership energy.
Therese Hillman has a vast experience in the gaming industry, having spent a decade as the CEO of Gymgrossisten and also serving as one of the board members for Unibet. This experience and abilities are what company believes is required for the next stage of the growth.
Creating More Value
Accepting her new role, Hillman stated she was enthusiastic and humbled at the same time. She expressed her desire to continue leading the company on the path of the development, creating even more value for shareholders, customers, employees, and players alike.
The last year was an eventful one for NetEnt. Although the company ended up with the overall revenue growth of 11.7%, the revenue during the last three months of 2017 was adversely affected by local regulatory changes, which forced the company to leave several markets, namely Czech Republic, Poland, and Australia.
With the new CEO behind the wheel, NetEnt hopes to overcome any adversities and continue on the path of growth and expansion in the months and years to follow. With a strong leadership and the recognizable brand they've built over the years, the future certainly looks bright for the Swedish gaming giant.