Former Playtech COO Shay Segev joins GVC Holdings

Online gaming operator GVC Holdings PLC (LON:GVC) today announced the appointment of Shay Segev to the newly established role of Chief Operating Officer.

Mr Segev is a former Chief Operating Officer of Playtech PLC (LON:PTEC) and is considered one of the leading technology and product experts in the online gaming industry. In this new role, Mr Segev will be in charge of strategic and operational direction across the enlarged group and will lead the integration of the GVC and technology platforms following completion of the recommended merger, which is set to occur on February 2, 2016.

Mr Segev is currently Chief Strategy Officer for Gala Coral Group, developing the company’s Omni-channel growth strategy. It is expected that he will join GVC, initially on a non-Board basis, on March 1, 2016 reporting to the GVC Board.

gvc_logoKenny Alexander, CEO of GVC Holdings, commented:

“I could not be more pleased to welcome Shay to the GVC team. Central to the year on year growth of GVC has been investment in industry leading personnel. 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/ group which we expect to complete in early February 2016. Everyone at GVC and 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 acquisition.”

Shay Segev, COO of GVC Holdings, commented:

“I am delighted to be joining what I see as the most exciting and innovative opportunity in the online gaming industry. 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 group’s shareholders.”

You can view the official announcement from GVC by clicking here.

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