Internet Vikings has appointed Rickard Vikström as the company’s new CEO. Vikström assumed his role with the iGaming hosting service provider on 1 July 2022, replacing former CEO Peter Ekmark who will stay on as a board member.
Vikström, one of Internet Vikings’ founders, has over 20 years of industry experience, during which time he has spearheaded a range of successful businesses. He currently sits as an active board member with several other companies.
Ekmark said: "I am convinced that I could not be leaving the company in more capable hands. Rickard possesses all the right skills to take the Vikings to the next level, becoming the best hosting provider for the iGaming and sports betting industry. His appointment will further boost the company's growth strategy as it continues to deliver the best hosting experience."
The appointment comes as Internet Vikings looks to focus on international growth and expansion, with development in North American jurisdictions being a primary objective for the company.
Vikström said: "I look forward to this exciting journey leading to new achievements. Currently, Internet Vikings is one of the fastest growing B2B companies in the sector, and I intend to keep this pace. I would like to thank my predecessor, Peter, for all the amazing work he has done with the company's transition over the past three years. We truly appreciate his input. Peter will continue to contribute to Internet VIkings' global mission by joining the board of directors."
In March 2022, Internet Vikings expanded its operations into Indiana as part of its North American development plans, the company previously entered the Illinois market in January 2022 and the Colorado market in September 2021.