The board of Catena Media Plc has announced the promotion as Chief Executive-elect of current North America VP Michael Daly, with the leadership appointment effective as of 1 March.
Based in Las Vegas, since 2018, Daly has pioneered the publishing, M&A and development strategy of Catena for the US wagering market.
North American business divisions
Daly oversaw the North American business divisions of the Nasdaq-listed igaming network and turnkey services provider GAN Plc Plc, prior to joining Catena (2015-2018).
“It has been exciting working with Catena Media’s US growth engine these last few years,” said Daly.
“And now the opportunity to work directly with all our global teams is even more exhilarating, as it is a much bigger growth engine.”
Following the promotion of Daly, current Interim CEO Göran Blomberg will resume his position as Chairman of the Board, as current CEO Öystein Engebretsen resumes his previous role as CEO.
After the departure of former CEO Per Hellberg during Q4 2020, the Stockholm-listed affiliate publisher undertook short-term changes to his board and leadership.
A true leader
Göran Blomberg, Interim CEO said: “I have great trust and confidence in Michael as new CEO of the company.
“He is a true leader with a deep knowledge of the company as well as the business. His achievement in developing the US market speaks for itself and I am convinced he is the right person to take Catena into the next development phase.”