Swedish-based global gaming provider NetEnt has announced the appointment of Therese Hillman as the groups new CEO, having served as acting CEO following the departure of former CEO Per Eriksson in March.
Hillman is no stranger to NetEnt having also served as the company’s CFO from January 2017, a position which she held up until her appointment to the role of acting CEO.
She has previous experience of the top job, having served as CEO prior to her appointment at Gymgrossisten, a subsidiary of Qliro Group as well as having been a member of the Unibet Board. Prior to joining NetEnt, Hillman worked for ten years in the e-commerce industry where she held a number of executive level roles.
Commenting on the announcement NetEnt’s Chairman of the Board, Fredrik Erbing, said:”We are pleased to appoint Therese Hillman as new Group CEO. Therese has a clear business focus and is an appreciated leader with great energy.
“NetEnt is pioneering the online gaming industry and is taking the next step to be at the forefront of business focus and innovation. With Therese’s abilities, we get the right person to lead the company in the next growth phase.”
Discussing her new role at NetEnt Hillman added:”It is with great enthusiasm, but also humility, that I am taking on the role as Group CEO of NetEnt. I look forward to drive the development of the industry together with our customers and employees and to deliver the best player experiences. This is how we can continue to create value for our customers, shareholders, players and employees.”
NetEnt had previously been going through something of a downturn in fortunes over the last 12 months, however its Q1 2018 results were more favourable, most notably in revenue which grew 9.3% year-on-year to $50.6m. Hillman's role will now be to ensure that this positive upsurge continues.