Malta-based betting and gaming operator Interwetten has named Dominik Beier as its new chief executive.

Beier will begin his new role on April 1st, replacing Werner Becher who confirmed last month that he would be stepping down after seven years in charge.

Beier currently serves as global head of advertising and sponsorship sales for Sportradar, where he and his team service around 100 bookmakers globally.

Interwetten founder and majority owner Wolfgang Fabian said the appointment of the 27-year-old stood for a “required generational change and a pro-active strategic realignment of the group”.

“I am very pleased that we have been able to win our absolute preferred candidate and an outstanding management talent for Interwetten,” said Fabian. “I have been following his career for some time with great excitement and I am convinced of his outstanding qualities.

“He will build on the promising results of recent years and develop a highly successful company with a premium product and high reputation for its extraordinary quality and innovation further, and take important steps towards the strategic reorientation of Interwetten.

Beier started his career at Austrian online sports news portal LAOLA1 before joining Lagardère Sports in Hamburg. In 2013 he returned to LAOLA1 and built up the sports marketing and media business in Austria.

"These are exciting times for Interwetten, and I am delighted to be able to significantly influence them as the group's new speaker of the board,” said Beier. “The development of the company has been very positive in recent years.

“Due to the strong management team, the quality and dedication of the highly qualified and longtime employees and the unique product, I see Interwetten very well prepared to push the enormous growth potential further within the next few years.

“Today's product offering is one of the best in the world - be it the outstanding content, impressive innovations or award-winning customer service. This will inspire millions of customers. Building on this base, we will continue to grow and continue the extremely positive development."

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