Shay Segev, will steer the ship on completion of GVC Holdings plc’s acquisition of bwin, moving from his current role of chief strategy officer into the newly created role of chief operating officer.
Segev comes well equipped for the position having served as chief operating officer at Playtech plc for almost seven years prior to his appointment as chief strategy officer at GVC.
In the newly created role, he will be responsible for strategic and operational direction across the enlarged group and will lead the integration of the GVC and bwin.party technology platforms following completion of the recommended merger, which is expected to occur on 2 February 2016.
“Shay is recognised in the industry as one of the leading figures in online gaming. His knowledge and experience of integrating technology businesses across all product verticals, from casino to sportsbook products, will be central to the success of the enlarged GVC/bwin.party group which we expect to complete in early February 2016,” Kenny Alexander, chief executive officer of GVC Holdings commented.
“Everyone at GVC and bwin.party are excited to be working with Shay and we are confident he will be a key player in the success of one the largest online gaming operators in the world following completion of the bwin.party acquisition.”
“I am looking forward to working with Kenny and his team to deliver world class services and products to an ever increasing audience. My experience at Playtech and Gala Coral is highly transferable and I am confident will deliver for the enlarged GVC and bwin.party group’s shareholders,” Segev concluded.