Live casino specialist Evolution Gaming has appointed Maria Furenmo as group chief people officer, taking charge of the company’s human resources department.

Furenmo comes with extensive experience in HR having worked in senior roles within a number of leading businesses.

Most recently she has served as talent management consultant and HR director at Swedish casino operator NetEnt, as well as serving as vice president of HR for Finnish steel manufacturer Outokumpu and HR manager for internet service provider Nordnet.

She will be part of the supplier’s senior management team, and begins her role today.

“I’m familiar with Evolution and very impressed by the company’s success, and just couldn’t resist the opportunity to join the world’s leading Live Casino provider,” Furenmo said. “As a rapid growth company, finding and retaining the right people is a key area for Evolution and I’m looking forward to being part of building the most attractive employer in the gaming industry.”

Evolution chief executive Jens von Bahr said he was excited to have Furenmo join his company.

“With her extensive background from leading HR positions, and experience from the gaming industry, she will bring a whole new edge to Evolution’s employer strategy and be an important asset when we continue to strengthen our brand among both existing and future employees.”

Shares in Evolution Gaming Group AB (Co. Data) (OMX:EVO) were trading at SEK301.00 per share in Stockholm earlier Monday.