Christian Lundberg, the outgoing chairman of the board of directors, has declined re-election, and Raketech’s nominating committee has recommended Ulrik Bengtsson to replace him.
If accepted, Bengtsson, who has been the CEO of William Hill since September 2019, will be appointed chairman of the board of directors at the company’s annual general meeting on May 17, 2021.
Bengtsson, who formerly served as president and chairman of Betsson Group, oversaw the £240 million takeover of Mr Green in 2019 while serving as the UK bookmaker’s chief digital officer.
Stable listed company guided by clear strategy
Lundberg explained: “When I was appointed as chairman of the board in 2017, I had a clear mission. This was to lead the work with creating structure and processes to ensure Raketech would successfully be able to operate in a listed environment, on Stockholm Nasdaq First North.
“Looking back, I am proud and happy to be able to conclude that Raketech now is a stable listed company with a strong and confident management in place, guided by a clear strategy. My mission is thereby done, and it is time for me to hand over to someone else who can take Raketech to the next level.
“I look very much forward to following the company from the side-line, watching the CEO Oskar Mühlbach and his management team together with the board of directors, deliver on Raketech’s ambitious growth and expansion goals.”
In addition, the affiliate’s nominating committee has recommended that Fredrik Svederman, Annika Billberg, Johan Svensson, Erik Skarp, and Magnus Gotts be re-elected, as well as a fresh election of Magnus Gotts.
Chairman of the nomination committee, Tobias Persson Rosenqvist, said: “I wish to express my warmest thanks to Mr Lundberg for his hard work with regards to creating a well-balanced mix between entrepreneurial creativity and well-functioning governance and structure.
“I am, with that said, also very excited about Mr Bengtsson as the new suggested chairman of the board. With his profound knowledge, connections and experience from the global scene of igaming combined with first-hand experience from large scale international transactions, he is perfect for the job to further accelerate our growth.”