Monday June 10,2013 : JACKEN TO DEPART MYBET SUPERVISORY BOARD
Second Supervisory Board Member to resign in as many months
Rainer Jacken will prematurely surrender office on the mybet Holding SE Supervisory board, the company announced today (Monday).
"I will be maintaining my association with mybet," Jacken said. "In recent months my personal and professional paths have taken a different direction, which I would now like to pursue concertedly."
Jacken was the founder of the Kiel advertising agency Designgruppe TRANSPARENT, which ultimately evolved into mybet Holding SE via the intermediate guises of fluxx.com Aktiengesellschaft, then FLUXX AG and JAXX AG.
He was a driving force behind the development of the first Internet platforms for lottery business in Germany. JAXX launched Germany's first Internet lottery agency in 1998. Under the leadership of Jacken, and in his capacity as Management Board Chairman, JAXX became one of the leading commercial online gaming providers and a partner to German state-owned lottery companies.
“As well as being the ‘father' of mybet, Rainer Jacken is one of the pioneers of online gambling in Germany. We thank him for his unwavering commitment and the energy that he has put into mybet and online gaming,” commented Antje Stoltenberg, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of mybet Holding SE. “We will maintain our association with him as both a partner and a friend, and wish him every success in his new venture.”
A successor will be appointed at the mybet Holding SE shareholder meeting, which was originally scheduled for mid-May but postponed to July 18 on the back of the resignation of Rodolfo Carpinitier Santana, also a Supervisory board member
Marcus Geiß, former Executive Board Director of Tipp24 SE and founder of Rhine Ventures, and Carsten Koerl, co-founder of bwin.party and founder and Administrative Board Chairman of the Swiss company Sportradar AG have been put forward by the Nominating Committee of the mybet Supervisory Board to fill the vacant seats.