Antonio Grau Confirmed As CIRSA SA CFO

Inbound naming of Antonio Grau as new Chief Financial Officer ( CFO) has been confirmed by the Spanish gaming and leisure company Grupo CIRSA SA.

Grau will join this October’s CIRSA Executive Leadership Team to succeed incumbent CFO David Royo who revealed during Q2 trading that he had decided to end his 13-year tenure heading CIRSA financial units.

An expert in corporate finance, financial planning and mass-market auditing, Grau is the former CFO of Spanish multinational publishing company Grupo Planeta and low-cost airline company Vueling.

Grau will be responsible for leading the financial strategy and oversight of CIRSA’s business activities across nine countries, in which the company operates 140 casinos, 82 bingo halls and 3,000 betting points for sport.

Grau will join the Spanish gaming community inbound for October, as the organisation is reordering its activities following the COVID-19 lockout impacts.

Spanish business news outlets announced this June that CIRSA owner Blackstone Group had checked their Spanish gambling assets as the COVID-19 pandemic had wiped out their plans for a potential IPO.

CIRSA has announced that Royo will continue to serve as a corporate director, advising the organisation on expansion projects in South America and on further guidance for growth.