Manila-based online casino games distributor QTech Games has appointed former Catena Media chief financial officer Markus Nasholm to the newly created role of Global CEO.
Nasholm brings more than 15 years of iGaming experience to the company, having previously served at Catena Media and Kindred Group’s Bet24.
He is tasked with extending QTech’s presence and influence across the industry, with a focus on expansion in emerging markets such as Latin America and Africa.
“We’re thrilled to have installed Markus at the helm of the QTech team for 2019 and beyond. We’ve always been intent on recruiting only the best personnel on the planet, not just the best games, and this key hire is an embodiment of that mission statement,” QTech’s board of directors commented.
“We now have a Global CEO who has proved himself in high-growth gaming arenas, from start-ups to venture-capital vehicles and on to multinational blue-chip companies. This breadth of multi-dimensional experience, allied to his innate team leadership and flair for bottom-line accountability, made Markus the logical choice to wisely steward the expansion of our global footprint into new territories.”
The international expansion plan follows QTech’s strong growth in its home Asian market, where it distributes games for the likes of 1x2 Network, Betradar, Nolimit City, Quickspin and Revolver Gaming.
“It’s a hugely exciting time to be taking on this new challenge alongside a few of the brightest minds in the industry, coupled to some of the most pioneering technology,” Nasholm said of his new role. “After a successful 2018 of double-digit growth, enhancing the speed and performance of all games on its platform, QTech has careered into the industry consciousness with a series of new deals and innovative tools.
“Such is the collective quality and passion of the team – from our machine-learning software to our targeted departments for Africa and Latin America – the distributional scope is there to facilitate QTech Games’ transition into one of the largest providers of digital entertainment around.”