A new CEO for Svenska Spel

The Board of Directors of Svenska Spel has named Patrik Hofbauer as the company’s new CEO. Patrik succeeds Lennart Käll who previously announced that he was resigning to pursue his own business interests and directorships. Patrik Hofbauer is 49 years old and is currently CEO of Telenor Sweden. He will be taking up the position as President and CEO of Svenska Spel no later than mid-December 2018.

Patrik Hofbauer, CEO for Svenska Spel

Patrik Hofbauer has extensive senior management experience and, in addition to his current role as CEO of Telenor Sweden, he has previously been CEO of Telenor Broadcast, Canal Digital, NEC Scandinavia and Clear Channel. Patrik’s CV also includes a 10-year career as a professional ice hockey goalkeeper with Örebro, Björklöven and Djurgården.

“I’m delighted to welcome Patrik Hofbauer to Svenska Spel. The experience he brings with him both from commerce and the world of sports will be invaluable, especially given the exciting prospects facing Svenska Spel as the new Swedish gambling legislation enters into force in the new year. I am convinced that Patrik Hofbauer is the right person to lead the company into this new gambling market,” says Erik Strand, chairman of Svenska Spel.

“Svenska Spel occupies a strong position, enjoys a strong brand and is facing exciting challenges as a result of the new gambling legislation. I enjoy the connection between business and sport, something that is very close to my heart. I am now very much looking forward to leading the company into the next phase together with the employees of Svenska Spel,” says Patrik Hofbauer.

Svenska Spel’s current CEO Lennart Käll departs on 19 July. The Board of Directors has appointed Svenska Spel’s current CFO and deputy CEO Marie Loob as acting CEO for the interim period until Patrik Hofbauer’s arrival.

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Patrik Hofbauer nouveau PDG de Svenska Spel

Le conseil d’administration de Svenska Spel a nommé Patrik Hofbauer au poste de président-directeur général de la société. Patrik succède à Lennart Käll, qui avait précédemment annoncé sa démission pour s’adonner à ses propres activités commerciales et mandats d’administrateur. Patrik Hofbauer a 49 ans, et il est actuellement PDG de Telenor Suède. Il prendra ses fonctions de PDG de Svenska Spel au plus tard à la mi-décembre 2018.

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Patrik Hofbauer, nuevo director ejecutivo de Svenska Spel

La junta directiva de Svenska Spel ha designado a Patrik Hofbauer como nuevo director ejecutivo de la empresa. Patrik sucede a Lennart Käll, quien previamente anunció su dimisión y su intención de perseguir sus propios intereses empresariales y cargos directivos. Patrik Hofbauer tiene 49 años y es actualmente director ejecutivo de Telenor Sweden. Patrik asumirá los cargos de presidente y director ejecutivo de Svenska Spel a mediados de diciembre de 2018 a más tardar.

Deutsch

Patrik Hofbauer neuer CEO von Svenska Spel

Der Vorstand von Svenska Spel hat Patrik Hofbauer zum neuen CEO des Unternehmens ernannt. Hofbauer tritt damit die Nachfolge von Lennart Käll an, der zuvor verlauten hatte lassen, dass er eigene Projekte und Aufsichtsrattätigkeiten verfolgen würde. Patrik Hofbauer ist 49 Jahre alt und ist derzeit CEO von Telenor Sweden. Er tritt seine neue Position als President und CEO von Svenska Spel Mitte Dezember 2018 an.

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