Stockholm-listed casino solutions provider NetEnt has confirmed the permanent appointment of Lars Johansson as chief financial officer (CFO).

Johansson has served as interim CFO since September 3rd and has been given the position on a permanent basis following a thorough search process.

He assumes the role previously held by Therese Hillman, who became group chief executive in May.

Johansson has more than 30 years of experience in finance roles, having previously served as senior investment director and acting CEO at Swedish private equity firm Ratos, prior to which he held CFO and COO roles at Swedavia, TV4 Group and Orc Software.

“I am very pleased to appoint Lars Johansson as chief financial officer,” said Hillman. “He brings significant experience to the role and has already played an important part in the ongoing change process of NetEnt.”

Shares in NetEnt AB (STO:NET-B) were trading down 3.06 per cent at SEK37.60 per share in Stockholm Thursday morning, having climbed to over SEK39.00 per share on Wednesday.