Wednesday September 17,2014 : CHANGE OF GUARD AT FORTUNA
Former Gala Interactive managing director takes the wheel
Fortuna Entertainment Group has named Per Widerstrom as its new Chairman of the Management Board and Chief Executive Officer, effective from the fourth quarter of 2014.
Widerstrom is joining Fortuna from Gala Coral Group where he most recently held the position of Managing Director of Gala Interactive. He has vast industry experience having also held down numerous executive roles with Expekt.com, bwin.party entertainment and Party Gaming.
"The Fortuna Entertainment Group is very well positioned to become the undisputable leader in the regulated Central European sports betting & gaming sector with the most trusted and exciting multi-channel betting & gaming brand. I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to lead the Fortuna organisation in these exciting times,” Widerstrom commented.
In his new position, Widerstrom will focus on developing Fortuna's multichannel strategy, replacing Radim Haluza who will stay with the business until the end of the year to ensure a smooth transition.
"Fortuna is in a very good financial shape and is enjoying a high level of trust and credibility of the investors. I have enjoyed three successful and exciting years in Fortuna and wish the company and the new management team all the best“, Haluza concluded.