Athens-listed lottery and gaming operator OPAP has announced the appointment of SAZKA executive Pavel Mucha as chief financial officer.

Mucha assumes his new role on 1 October, replacing incumbent Michal Houst who announced his intention to step down from the company in July.

Houst has served with OPAP since 2013 and is also a partner at Emma Capital, the investment firm that recently disposed of its shareholding in OPAP parent SAZKA Group.

Mucha has served as CFO of SAZKA since December 2015 and brings 26 years of finance experience to the role.

His appointment follows SAZKA's €2.06bn bid in July to acquire full control of OPAP.

Shares in OPAP SA (ASE:OPAP) were traing at €10.00 per share in Athens Monday morning.

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