Friday July 1,2011 : Succession in full swing at Swedish gaming company
Swedish gaming firm, Cherryföretagen AB has appointed a successor to Gunnar Lind who resigned from the position of chief executive officer recently.
Emil Sunvisson (39) will take over as chief executive officer and president on August 1 2011.
Sunvisson, will resign from Cherry's board to take on the position and in addition to those board duties has held positions as Chairman at Betsafe and as a board member at Betsson.
He holds a Master of Science degree from the Royal Institute of Technology and a MBA from the Stockholm School of Economics.
Gunnar Lind will remain within the organization during a transition period.
"Emil has, during his years as a Board member of Cherry, shown a great commitment to the company, in particular and has proven to have great knowledge of the industry in which we operate, in general. It is therefore gratifying that we now can tie Emil closer to the business, when he takes over the operational responsibilities, " said Board Chairman Rolf Åkerlind.
"The Gaming Sector offers a highly inconstant environment with great challenges, combined with a high growth potential. I have had the privilege to closely follow Cherry's impressive development from, in the past, a company within traditional gaming, to a modern corporation that competes over customers in the rapidly growing online gaming industry. I look forward to contributing to Cherry's continued development as a leading provider of games for onshore, offshore and online," commented Sunvisson.