Live dealer software supplier Evolution Gaming has appointed Martin Carlesund as CEO of its operational subsidiary Evolution Malta with immediate effect.

Carlesund replaces Jens von Bahr in the role, who will continue as group CEO.

Evolution said that he brings with him extensive experience within the gaming industry, having most recently served as CEO of Malta-based gaming affiliate HighLight Media Group.

Prior to that, he was CEO of Eniro Sweden and Eniro Finland, a search engine operator focused on the Nordic region.

Carlesund will be part of Evolution’s group management and will report directly to von Bahr.

“I’m very impressed by Evolution’s past success and could not resist the chance to contribute to the company’s continued development,” said Carlesund. “Evolution’s unique position provides a fantastic opportunity to capitalise on the strong market growth in live casino.”

von Bahr added: “I’m delighted to welcome Martin to the team, whose profile is a perfect fit for the role of CEO of Evolution Malta. In addition, the appointment enables me to focus solely on building long-term shareholder value on group level.”

Shares in Evolution Gaming Group AB (Co. Data) (STO:EVO) climbed 1.53 per cent to SEK116.25 per share in Stockholm this morning.