888 Holdings appoints Itai Frieberger as CEO

888 Holdings Public Limited Company (LON:888), which in September last year abandoned the bidding war for bwin.party, today announces the appointment of Itai Frieberger as Chief Executive Officer of the Company. The appointment is effective immediately.

Brian Mattingley, Executive Chairman of 888 since 13 May 2015, has been appointed as Non-Executive Chairman of 888 with immediate effect.

888logoMr Frieberger has been Chief Operating Officer of 888 since April 2011 and joined the Board in May 2015. He has worked for the Group since 2003, and previously served as its Senior Vice President of Product Technologies. He has also led various parts of the business such as marketing, product and business development. Before joining 888, he held a number of management positions at Orange.

Brian Mattingley, Chairman of 888, comments:

“We are delighted to announce the appointment of a new CEO. Itai has played a vital part in 888’s success to date and has unique market insight and experience to lead the next chapter in 888’s progress. Itai is admired throughout the online gaming industry and has been instrumental in the Company’s development in recent years. He is therefore, without doubt, the natural choice to take 888 further forward in the rapidly growing online gaming market.

I am certain that Itai, alongside Aviad Kobrine, our CFO, and our exceptional team across the business will continue to drive 888’s growth by further developing our first-class customer offering, unrivalled proprietary technology and leading back office systems. The Board is confident that this appointment reinforces our ability to continue to deliver value for all 888’s stakeholders in the years to come.

On a personal note, Itai and I have worked closely together over recent years and I believe this is an excellent and exciting choice as our new CEO. I look forward to continuing our close working relationship in the years to come.”

Itai Frieberger, CEO of 888, commented on his appointment:

“It’s an honour to be appointed as the new CEO of 888. We have fantastic brands, first class gaming platforms and unrivalled analytics and marketing capabilities. All of this is underpinned by a dynamic, talented and expert team and together we are looking forward to building on 888’s success for our customers, colleagues and shareholders.

For the full announcement on the appointment, click here.

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