4 October 2019
GVC Holdings PLC
(“GVC” or “the Group”)
GVC Strengthens Management Team with New Appointments
GVC is pleased to announce two appointments to strengthen the depth of its operational management team. Gabriele Griesbacher joins the Group as Director of Payments, while Colin Cole-Johnson takes up the role of Gaming Product Director. Both will join in early November.
Director Payments and Compliance
In the newly created role, Gabriele will be responsible for all aspects of payments across the Group covering the areas of commercial, product and compliance. Working closely with the Group’s Compliance, Marketing and Customer Service Teams, she will have a particular focus on Responsible Gambling, Know Your Customer and Source of Funds commitments, ensuring player safety is at the heart of everything we do.
Gabrielle joins from the end-to-end financial platform, PXP Financial (formerly part of the GVC Group as Kalixa), where she was COO. Based in Gibraltar, she will report directly into Group COO, Shay Segev.
Gaming Product Director
Also in a newly created role, Colin will be responsible for the Group’s Casino, Live and Bingo products, ensuring GVC offers its players the very best product experience. Colin brings a proven track record of delivering success, most recently with Rank and prior to that at William Hill and Ladbrokes. Based in London, Colin will report to Deputy COO, Valery Gelfman.
Shay Segev, Chief Operating Officer of GVC said:
“We are delighted to have Gabriele and Colin joining us. Both have huge expertise in their respective areas and will further strengthen the Group’s leadership team.
“Gabriele will spearhead our ever-increasing focus on compliance, ensuring we maintain a player-safety-first approach in everything we do, while Colin will drive our gaming product forward, bringing his unparalleled industry experience and gaming expertise.”
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GVC Holdings PLC
GVC Holdings PLC is one of the world’s largest sports-betting and gaming groups, operating both online and in the retail sector. The Group owns a comprehensive portfolio of established brands; Sports Brands include bwin, Coral, Crystalbet, Eurobet, Ladbrokes, Neds and Sportingbet; Games Brands include CasinoClub, Foxy Bingo, Gala, Gioco Digitale, partypoker and PartyCasino. The Group owns proprietary technology across all of its core product verticals and in addition to its B2C operations provides services to a number of third-party customers on a B2B basis. The Group has also entered into a joint-venture with MGM Resorts to capitalise on the sports-betting and gaming opportunity in the US. The Group, incorporated in the Isle of Man, is a constituent of the FTSE 250 index and has licences in more than 20 countries, across five continents.
For more information see the Group’s website: www.gvc-plc.com