A chief executive indicates leadership and leadership is the authoritative band that holds an organisation together. Senior management plays a huge part in the evolution of any gaming company and over the past year during the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, leadership, knowledge and experienced management has been crucial. The winner of this year's Chief Executive Award went to Casino Cosmopol CEO and Chairman of the European Casino Association, Per Jaldung. With 13 years' industry experience, starting in 2002 as Secretary Manager of Casino Cosmopol Stockholm, he reigns in first place in the industry with his respected orchestration and influence alongside his initiatives in responsible gambling and social responsibility of the sector. Runner up was Betsson Group CEO Jesper Svensson, an integral member of the gaming industry; leading Betsson Group for over three and a half years, following four years with Betsson Malta. The last place for the Chief Executive category was a shared affair as Evolution CEO Martin Carlesund and Peter Jackson, CEO of Flutter Entertainment, took joint third.
“It’s an honour to win this category, for sure. I’m a bit surprised but very thankful and grateful to the Judges, and whoever nominated me. It’s a great Award and I’m very thankful” - Per Jaldung, CEO, Casino Cosmopol