888 Appoints Sean Wilkins as Chief Financial Officer

888, one of the world’s leading betting and gaming companies with world-famous brands such as William Hill, 888, and Mr Green, announces the appointment of Sean Wilkins as Chief Financial Officer from February 1, 2024.

Sean has 17 years of experience in acting as CFO for private and public companies, most recently winning the Group CFO position of Superbet, an omnichannel betting and gaming industry leader operating in Romania, Poland, Serbia and Belgium. Earlier, Sean served as CFO in several consumer-facing businesses, including Big Bus Tours, Domino’s Pizza Group PLC, Tesco Malaysia, Tesco Telecom and O2 Asia.

Yarib Dafna, the group’s current CFO, will step down from his position and board on October 2, 2023, following a sequential transfer of responsibility to Chief Strategy Officer of Von Lewis Group, who will also serve as interim CFO until Sean joins the group.

In 888 Sir Mendelssohn, Commissioner of the Commission, stated:
“The board is pleased to announce the appointment of Sean as the group’s new CFO after a thorough investigation process. Sean provides a deep understanding of the betting and gaming industry, as well as a wealth of relevant experience from the CFO role of international businesses that have demonstrated a strong track record of value creation.

Along with the new Per Widerström Group CEO and the rest of the leadership team, joining on October 16, the board is very confident that it has the right management with the right skills and capabilities to communicate the group’s clear strategic plans and priorities. We are also pleased that Bourne will be interim CFO in the coming months, allowing us to continue to move forward and maximize our potential.

On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Mr. Yarib for his significant contributions to the business over the past three years, including completing innovative combinations with William Hill and successfully integrating the business, and acting as CFO in recent months while looking for a successor. We hope that all future efforts by Mr Yarib will be successful.” 경마사이트

Sean Wilkins, 888’s replacement CFO, noted:
“With my experience working in the regulated online betting and gaming industry in recent years, I’ve closely tracked 888. Following the acquisition of William Hill, the group has all the ingredients for long-term success, including outstanding brands, technologies and people. The board has presented a very clear plan to create significant shareholder value and is really looking forward to being part of the leadership team to communicate these plans and achieve the group’s clear potential.”

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