Stockholm-listed gaming operator LeoVegas has appointed Caroline Palm to the newly-created role of chief human resources officer.

Palm will take on the role on February 14th, overseeing the company's human resources functions as part of the executive management team.

Prior to joining LeoVegas, she worked at Serendipity Group, where she was responsible for the group's strategic work within HR.

Commenting on her appointment, Palm said: "I am passionate about working in fast-growing technology companies and look forward to be part of LeoVegas continued growth journey. I appreciate the company's strong corporate culture and that LeoVegas invests a lot in its staff and the topics that I am passionate about.

"Furthermore, I like the energy and spirit of LeoVegas' passion "Leading the way into the mobile future" and it is therefore very inspiring, that together with the rest of the HR team, develop the Group's innovative focus on HR even more."

Gustaf Hagman, LeoVegas group chief executive, added: "Caroline fits perfectly into LeoVegas and this new role within the management team. The overall responsibility and strategic mind-set about staff, recruitment and HR is important now when we are close to 600 employees. It has also become even more fundamental when we have started to acquire companies and have offices in several countries and cities.

"Caroline's experiences from fast-growing and entrepreneurial companies in the tech sector means that she has broad expertise and is a strong additional contribution to Team Leo."

Shares in LeoVegas AB (STO:LEO) closed in Stockholm Tuesday up 0.54 per cent at SEK84.20 per share.