Frieberger Appointed as New CEO of 888
Online gambling company, 888 Holdings, has promoted its chief operating officer, Itai Frieberger, to become its new chief executive. Frieberger served as COO of the company since 2011 and has taken over from executive chairman, Brian Mattingley, who will become a non-executive chairman. The appointment is effective immediately.
“It’s an honour to be appointed as the new CEO of 888; we have fantastic brands, first class gaming platforms and unrivalled analytics and marketing capabilities,” announced Frieberger.
“All of this is underpinned by a dynamic, talented and expert team and together we are looking forward to building on 888’s success for our customers, colleagues and shareholders.”
It is expected that one of Frieberger’s primary roles will be to identify a business to acquire after they were outbid by rival GVC for bwin.party in September 2015. Mr Mattingley has been in charge of the company for the past four years, first in his role as chief executive and then as the executive chairman since last May.
“We are delighted to announce the appointment of a new CEO,” commented Mattingley. “Itai has played a vital role in 888’s success to date and has unique market insight and experience to lead the next chapter in 888’s progress.”
“Itai is admired throughout the online gaming industry and has been instrumental in the company’s development in recent years. He is therefore, without a doubt, the natural choice to take 888 further forward in the rapidly growing online gaming market.”
“I am certain that Itai, along with Aviad Kobrine, our CFO, and our exceptional team across the business will continue to drive 888’s growth by further developing our first-class customer offering, unrivalled proprietary technology and leading back office systems.”
April 16, 2017