Live dealer specialist Evolution Gaming has lost one of its longest-serving executives, with Svante Liljevall stepping down after eight years as chief operating officer of the business.

He has served as COO of the business since 2008, two years after the company was established, and is credited with helping the business to become a market leader in the live casino vertical.

Prior to joining Evolution, Liljevall had spent two years as managing director of Inntech Signmaker Sweden, and just under 18 months working in business development for Peugeot Sweden.

He has also worked as sales manager for venture capital business PunkB and as a consultant for accountancy firm PriceWaterhouse.

He will leave Evolution on June 30th, with the company stating that it will not be immediately searching for a replacement.