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Svenska Spel Appoints Mikael Franzén as the New IT Director

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Svenska Spel Appoints Mikael Franzén as the New IT Director
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Svenska Spel has appointed Mikael Franzén as its new IT Director. He will be part of Group Management and report directly to the CEO. Mikael Franzen is currently responsible for the B2B business in the subsidiary Swedish Games Sports & Casino. He will assume the new position on September 1, 2019.

“I am very pleased to welcome Mikael Franzen in his new role as Chief Information Officer. I am also proud that we have an internal candidate, which is proof that we have extensive expertise within the Group. Michael’s extensive experience in both the Swedish game that the gaming industry will be valuable in the continued development of our business. He has deep knowledge of the deal, which is crucial to strengthen the offering to our customers,” Patrik Hofbauer, President and CEO of Svenska Spel said.

Mikael Franzén’s career in the gaming industry started in 1993 on the then Penninglotteriet and he has held various roles within the Swedish game. Mikael Franzen also has extensive experience as a consultant in the gaming industry with the mission of a number of gaming companies.

“I am very pleased to be entrusted with leading Svenska Spel’s IT team. It is they who together develop, implement and manage the solutions that will enable Swedish Games to offer customers fun and exciting gaming experience in a safe and responsible manner. I hope to contribute my extensive experience in the gaming business page and my understanding of what it takes to create competitiveness in an increasingly digitized and fast-paced gaming market,” Mikael Franzén said.

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