Martin Carlesund


Evolution Group

Martin Carlesund is the CEO of Evolution Group.
  • University of Borås
  • Gothenburg School of Economics
  • Linköping University


As a businessman, Carlesund has extensive experience in numerous areas, including business strategy, entrepreneurship, business development, digital marketing, online advertising, restructuring, leadership, new business development, business planning and executive management. He holds an MSc in finance.

In 2022, Evolution’s Fort Business Centre Studio in Malta hosted the Prime Minister of Malta, Dr Robert Abela; the Minister of the Economy European Funds and Lands, Silvio Schembri; and representatives from the Malta Gaming Authority.

In August 2022, Evolution completed the acquisition of slot developer Nolimit City and in 2020, it took its total shareholding in NetEnt to approximately 97% of the outstanding shares.


In 2022, Evolution was named Digital Supplier of the Year at the Global Gaming Awards Asia.

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Global Gaming Awards Asia 2022: Winners revealed

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At the Global Gaming Awards 2021, Evolution was crowned the Best Online Casino Supplier and its brands NetEnd and Red Tiger won Awards for their products. NetEnd won the Product of the Year award for its Divine Fortune Megaways video slot game and Red Tiger was awarded the Casino Product of the Year accolade for Gonzo’s Quest Megaways video slot.

In 2020, Evolution was names Digital Industry Supplier of the Year at the Global Gaming Awards.


During his career, Carlesund has been the head of nine different companies.

He presently occupies the position of Chairman of Relevant Traffic Sweden, Chairman for Web Guide Partner Scandinavia, Chairman for Sandstjärna Holdings and Evolution Gaming Group CEO. He is also on the board of Carlesund Investments and Consulting. In his past career, Carlesund served as CEO for Eniro Sverige, CEO for Highlight Media Group, Chairman at 24 Solutions, CEO at 3L System AB and CEO for Eniro Finland Oy.

Carlesund also served as Group Management and Chief Information Officer at The Nilorn Group and Country Manager the Netherlands at Microlan.


Under Carlesund’s leadership, Evolution has announced the release of 25 new games in 2022 alone. These games have been designed and created in collaboration with Ezugi, Evolution, DigiWheel, NetEnd, Big Time Gaming and Red Tiger.

“I’m very impressed by Evolution’s past success and could not resist the chance to contribute to the company’s continued development. Evolution’s unique position provides a fantastic opportunity to capitalise on the strong market growth in live casino.” Martin Carlesund
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