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NEWS 1 May 2018
Nektan makes double COO appointment
By Robert Simmons

White label gaming software provider Nektan PLC has announced the appointment of a new Chief Operating Officer for both its white label and B2B divisions.

Jane Ryan has been appointed as COO Nektan’s B2B unit, while Michael Byrne appointed to lead its white label business.

Already working within the Nektan business, Ryan has successfully spearheaded its launch in Asia through a global platform agreement with Tyche Digital for its Evolve Lite gaming platform, helping the company to have a presence across three continents (Europe, US and Asia).

Michael Byrne joins from Microgaming, where he previously held the position of Regional Business Manager, playing a key role in setting up a new Malta hub for the company’s gaming platform Quickfire.

In previous industry roles, Bryne served as Chief Commercial Officer and Senior Director at IGT for its Interactive division, also leading William Hill’s mobile division during a four-year spell with the company. 

Confirming the appointments, Gary Shaw, CEO at Nektan said: “We’re thrilled to announce our latest senior appointments. They are two highly capable individuals who will no doubt apply their wealth of industry experience and commercial acumen to grow our B2B and White Label businesses.

“Jane has performed exceptionally well for Nektan, helping to drive our global B2B operations forward, while Michael will bring a fresh perspective to White Label with his industry experience in senior roles.”

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