GiG appoints Jonas Warrer as acting group CEO after Richard Brown steps down

Gaming Innovation Group’s (GiG) Board of Directors has appointed Jonas Warrer as the acting group CEO effective starting today, Friday, September 22. The development comes after this week’s announcement of Richard Brown stepping down from the role of chief executive.

Jonas Warrer is currently the CEO of GiG’s Media division and will take on dual responsibility until the proposed process of the entity split is complete. GiG initiated a strategic review earlier this year with the intention to divide the company into two separate companies, GiG Media and Platform & Sportsbook, giving the business units the “potential to grow faster than in the current corporate structure.”

Richard Brown will continue to support the business in an advisory board position until 31st December while the Platform & Sportsbook division has secured the leadership of Richard Carter, appointed as its CEO back in August.

Warrer joined GiG in September 2017 through the acquisition of Rebel Penguin Aps, where he was the founder and managing director. He has since worked to build up GiG Media, stepping up as Managing Director for the business unit since October 2019. GiG says its Media division has seen a strong and impressive development under Warrer’s leadership.

Petter Nylander, Executive Chairman of GiG, said: “We are very pleased to appoint Jonas as acting CEO through the process of splitting GiG into two distinct entities to enhance future expansion and drive shareholder value, in addition to his role as head of GiG Media. He has long experience within GiG and the industry and has been part of GiG’s executive management for 4 years.”