Wednesday July 6, 2011 : NEW BOSS AT ONLINE GAMBLING COMPANY
 
Betsafe exec gets the top job at Cherryforetagen
 
Emil Sunvisson has been named as the new president and chief executive of Swedish online gambling company Cherryforetagen AB, replacing Gunnar Lind, whose departure after five years at the helm was recently announced.
 
Stockholm-based Cherryforetagen operates the PlayCherry.com online gaming site alongside NorgesAutomaten.com, SverigeAutomaten.com and DanmarksAutomaten.com.
 
Sunvisson will take up his responsibilities on August 1 after resigning as a member of its board of directors with Lind remaining within the organisation during the transition period.
 
In addition to his board duties at Cherryforetagen, Sunvisson has gained experience in the gaming industry from time spent as chairman for fellow operator Betsafe and as a board member for Swedish online gambling group Betsson AB.
 
The 39-year-old executive has also worked for i.a. Glocalnet/Telenor, France Telecom, Siemens and Cap Gemini and most recently served as a partner for ScandCap where he was responsible for several major business transactions.
 
“The gaming sector offers a highly inconstant environment with great challenges combined with high growth potential,” said Sunvisson. “I have had the privilege to closely follow Cherryforetagen’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 Cherryforetagen’s continued development as a leading provider of games for onshore, offshore and online.”