Gaming Innovation Group: Nomination Committee proposes new Board Members at Special Meeting
The Nomination Committee of Gaming Innovation Group Inc. (GiG) proposes a new Board of Directors at the Special Meeting in Oslo, 11 December 2018 with an addition of two Board Members, an increase to a total of six Members.
For the period until the next Annual General Meeting 2019, the Nomination Committee proposes:
Re-election of the following Directors:
Henrik Persson Ekdahl and Helge Nielsen
Election of four new Directors:
Petter Nylander, Robert Buren, Paul Fischbein and Frode Fagerli
Petter Nylander is proposed to be elected as the new Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Board Members Morten Soltveit and Andre Lavold have notified the Nomination Committee they will not stand for re-election. Both leaving Members have provided GiG with valuable advice and insights since joining the Board of Directors in 2014 and 2016 respectively.
“I am both thrilled and honoured to be proposed as the Chairman of the Board of Directors at GiG. In my opinion, GiG is the most innovative and exciting company within iGaming and I Iook forward to do my part to take the company to even higher levels”, says Petter Nylander.
“Petter, Paul, Robert and Frode bring invaluable knowledge and expertise to the oard and we are very pleased they have accepted our nomination. The nomination committee has strived to compose a Board with wide-ranging experience and background and we believe the proposed candidates complement the Company perfectly”, says Mikael Riese Harstad, Chairman of the Nomination Committee.
New board members:
Petter Nylander (1964), Swedish citizen
Petter has a long and successful career within iGaming and media enterprises. Starting his career in MTG, Petter held various management positions such as CEO of Unibet (now Kindred Group) (Nasdaq OMX), CEO of TV3 Scandinavia and CEO of OMD Sweden (part of Omnicom Group). Petter has also held positions of trust such as Chairman of the Board of G5 Entertainment AB (Nasdaq OMX) and board member of Besedo and Cint AB. Petter will bring unparalleled industry knowledge as well as great experience within corporate governance and Swedish Code of Conduct. Petter has a Masters Degree in Business and Economics from the University of Stockholm, Sweden.
Robert Buren (1970), Swedish citizen
Robert has a strong technical background and experience. He has held positions such as CTO of Unibet, CIO at SBAB Bank and CIO at Bisnode. He has also held several positions of trusts such as board member of Cygni, Bredband2, Eaton Gate Gaming Ltd and Verkkokauppa.com Oyj. Robert is expected to bring and contribute with great industry knowledge and technical competence to the Board of Directors of GiG. Robert has attended the Master of Science in Computer Science and Technology in both the Royal Institute of Technology and the University of Luleå, Sweden.
Paul Fischbein (1973), Swedish citizen
Paul is a well-renowned entrepreneur and business leader. Besides founding a successful e-commerce business such as Tretti.se, he has held positions including CEO of Qliro Group (Nasdaq OMX), Chairman of Nelly.com, Chairman of the Investment Advisory Committee of EQT Ventures and Chairman of Barnebys. Paul will contribute with experience and expertise in management and development of a tech driven online businesses; both on a strategic and an operational level. Paul has a Masters Degree in Business and Economics from both the University of Lund, Sweden and from London School of Economics, UK.
Frode Fagerli (1970), Norwegian citizen
Frode is one of the founders of GiG and has an insightful and well-established knowledge about the company and its various business verticals. He is a respected and well-known industry expert within iGaming in general. Besides co-founding GiG, Frode has launched various successful iGaming businesses and he is the founder, owner and organiser of the Norwegian Poker Championship. Fagerli owns 4.0% in GiG.
The Nomination Committee of GiG consists of Mikael Riese Harstad (Chairman of the Nomination Committee, representing Optimizer Invest Ltd), Kjetil Garstad (representing Stenshagen Invest AS) and Kjetil Aasen (representing Bryggen Holding AS).
The full proposal and report from the Nomination Committee is included in the Notice of the Special Meeting.
For further information, please contact:
Robin Reed, CEO GIG, [email protected]
Tore Formo, Group CFO, [email protected]
About Gaming Innovation Group (GiG):
Gaming Innovation Group Inc. is a technology company providing products and services throughout the entire value chain in the iGaming industry. Founded in 2012, Gaming Innovation Group’s vision is ‘To open up iGaming and make it fair and fun for all’. Through the ecosystem of products and services, GiG is connecting operators, suppliers and users, to create the best iGaming experiences in the world. Gaming Innovation Group operates out of Malta and is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol GIG.
For more information about GiG see:www.gig.com