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Per Widerström commences role as new CEO of 888

Back in July, Per Widerström was appointed to the position of CEO at 888 and, today, on 16 October, he will commence the position.

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Upon Widerström joining the group, Interim CEO Jonathan Mendelsohn will revert back to his original role as Non-Executive Chair, alongside a new position in 888’s nominations Committee, the company stated.

Widerström has more than 17 years of experience in the iGaming industry, having most recently held the position of CEO at Fortuna Entertainment Group from 2014-2022. 

Prior to that, Per held a variety of senior roles across leading iGaming companies from 2006 onwards. The operator's new CEO will take home a £676,000 (US$822,000) annual salary.

Last month, 888 announced changes to its Board Committees with immediate effect, as well as highlighting a new partnership with Reevo.  

The company reported its H1 results in August, which recorded revenue of £881.6m. Third-quarter results will be published on Wednesday, 18 October.

At the time of the appointment, Widerström commented: “I am delighted and honoured to become the Group’s new CEO. Following 888’s combination with William Hill, the Group has a world-class portfolio of betting and gaming brands, an outstanding technology platform, and an exceptional team. Together these attributes mean it is exceptionally well positioned to become a clear global industry leader.

"It is incredibly exciting to be joining at such a key moment in the Group’s long-term development. 888 has a clear and attractive opportunity ahead of it and I am very much looking forward to getting started and working with the rest of the team to build on the strong progress already made and achieve the Group’s full and very exciting potential.”

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