Swedish casino games developer NetEnt has hired Therese Hillman as its new chief financial officer to replace the departing Maria Hedengren.

Hillman joins from sports and health goods business Gymgrossisten, a subsidiary of Swedish ecommerce giant Qliro Group, where she has spent the past five years as chief executive.

She comes in as a replacement for Hedengren, who announced in June that she will leave NetEnt in June this year, but agreed to carry on in the role until a replacement was found.

Previously Hillman has worked in finance, focused corporate finance, and equity research for the capital markets division of Swedish bank Handelsbanken, and as an analyst for Goldman Sachs.

She is already active in the gambling industry as a board member of Unibet Group, where she serves on the operator’s audit committee.

“I’m very pleased to welcome Therese Hillman to NetEnt,” NetEnt CEO Per Eriksson commented. “Her experience as CFO and CEO in a digital growth company will make her a strong contribution to the senior management team at NetEnt.”

Hillman begins work with NetEnt on January 9th next year, at which point Hedengren will step down and leave the company.
Shares in NetEnt AB (Co. Data) (STO:NET-B) have climbed 0.32 per cent to SEK79.00 per share in early trading Tuesday in Stockholm.