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Thor Gjermund Eriksen becomes Norsk Tipping’s new CEO

Thor Gjermund Eriksen has joined Norwegian betting and lottery operator, Norsk Tipping, as its new CEO, having been appointed by the company’s Board of Directors. 

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Eriksen joins Norsk Tipping from the country’s national public broadcasting company, Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK). At the NRK, he served as Director-General of the organisation from 2013.  

His position was not due to expire until 2025, although he had previously expressed his wish to explore a new career path. 

Eriksen will step down from his role as Director-General on 29 April and, after a short break, will assume the role of CEO at Norsk Tipping from 12 September. 

On his new role, he commented: “This is a very exciting and challenging job, and I am very happy to have been given this opportunity. Norsk Tipping's social mission is important for the whole of Norway, for the players and for the sport, culture and humanitarian sector that are completely dependent on the means of play.  

“I look forward to getting to know Norsk Tipping better, and all the challenges that await."

Norsk Tipping has enjoyed relative stability over the past few years, coming through the Covid-19 pandemic to deliver record profits in 2021.  

The company’s previous CEO, Åsne Havenelid, decided to leave the role after a six-year tenure at the helm.  

Norsk Tipping Chairman of the Board Linda Bernander Silseth said: “I am very happy to be able to present Thor Gjermund Eriksen as the new CEO of Norsk Tipping. He has a solid background in the media industry, including as CEO of Amedia and broadcasting manager for NRK for the past nine years.”

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