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Former Entain CEO Shay Segev promoted to Dazn CEO amid restructure

Dazn Group has announced a new organisational structure, as well as several leadership changes that will allow the company to fulfil its growth plans and product strategy. 

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Shay Segev will now be the sole CEO of Dazn Group. Prior to joining Dazn in June 2021, Segev was the CEO of Entain, a FTSE 100 company.

He worked there since 2016, overseeing the organisation's growth from a technological standpoint and, most notably, acquiring companies such as bwin.party and Ladbrokes Coral; as well as forming the establishment of BetMGM. Segev left Entain with a market capitalisation of £10bn ($13.6bn).

Co-founder of Dazn, James Rushton, will continue with his current responsibilities, overseeing growth in local markets, rights and content. With 25 years of experience in the sports industry, Rushton spent most of his career at Perform Group, where he led on innovations including the launch of Dazn in 2016. 

Based in London, Darren Waterman joins as Group CFO. He previously worked at Amazon, leading the finance team responsible for Prime Video internationally. And expanding on from almost four years as CFO, Stuart Epstein will continue in the role of Senior Advisor and member of the Board. 

Kevin Mayer, Dazn Group Chairman, said: “Dazn has become the global leader in sports streaming in just five years and it is time to take this business to the next level.

"Shay’s technology background and outstanding history of delivering a strong performance culture will be hugely beneficial, as Dazn introduces additional interactive fan engagement services such as betting and ecommerce for users to enjoy alongside our core offering of live sports streaming."

According to recent reports, Dazn has been strongly linked with the acquisition of BT Sport.

 

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