NetEnt chairman Carlund to step down with Fredrik Erbing to replace

NetEnt chairman-elect, Fredrik Erbing

Following news that current NetEnt chairman Vigo Carlund is to stand down from the role and leave the board “for personal reasons”, NetEnt’s Nominating Committee has proposed Fredrik Erbing as the new chairman of the board

The nomination is likely to be confirmed at tomorrow’s Annual General Meeting. Erbing has been a member of the NetEnt board since 2008 and is a member of the Audit Committee.

The chairman-in-waiting is also vice president at Acando AB and has a Master of Engineering degree from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.

NetEnt’s outgoing chairman Vigo Carlund said: “During my two board tenures I have been part of the Board of NetEnt for a total of 15 years, 11 of which as chairman.

“Due to personal reasons not related to the company, I have now decided to leave the board. Fredrik Erbing has great knowledge about the sector and NetEnt, and he has played an important role for NetEnt’s development during his time at the board.

“This makes him suitable as chairman of the board of NetEnt.”

The move continues a series of high-level changes at NetEnt, following last month’s sacking of Per Eriksson, who had been NetEnt CEO since 2012.