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Divergent Views Lead to Management Cull at Expekt

10th December 2009 8:24 am GMT

Malta-based online gaming operator Expekt has announced the creation of a new management team with immediate effect, after the company's Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, Per Widerström and Joe Sanchez, left the business. The company attributed their departure to differing views as to the future strategic direction of the business.

Expekt has appointed Nicolas Béraud to act as interim CEO of the company until a full time successor is found. Béraud will at the same time continue in his role as Chief Operating Officer of Expekt parent company, Mangas Gaming Group.

Meanwhile Thomas Winter, Chief Operating Officer of fellow Mangas brand BetClic, will act as interim COO of Expekt, reporting to interim CEO Nicolas Béraud, while Maarten Vanhecke, a senior professional with wide experience in organisational structuring, has been brought in as Expekt's interim Chief Financial Officer.

Expekt has also appointed Tarquin Henderson as acting Chief Marketing Officer, who will also continue to serve as Mangas' CMO.

Completing the new management team, Expekt has brought in Lisa Lombardi as Legal and Regulatory Manager, Dinos Stranomitis as Sportsbook Trading Manager and Michael Mifsud as Human Resources Manager, all of whom will report to interim COO Thomas Winter until further notice.

Expekt said only that the departure of the company's CEO and COO, Per Widerström and Joe Sanchez, was due to different strategic views on how to move the company forward.

Mr Widerström joined Expekt.com as CEO in April 2006 and was involved in the sale process of the business to France's Mangas Gaming Group earlier this year.

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