Digital gaming content giant NetEnt has confirmed the appointment of Therese Hillman the new Group CEO of the company, with immediate effect.

Hillman has been CFO of NetEnt since January 2017 and acting CEO since March 2018, following the dismissal of predecessor Per Eriksson.

Before joining NetEnt, Hillman worked in the e-commerce industry for 10 years and was the CEO of Gymgrossisten, a subsidiary of Qliro Group. She has also been a member of the board of Unibet.

”We are pleased to appoint Therese Hillman as new Group CEO,” said NetEnt’s chairman of the board, Fredrik Erbing.

“Therese has a clear business focus and is an appreciated leader with great energy. NetEnt is pioneering the online gaming industry and is taking the next step to be at the forefront of business focus and innovation.

“With Therese’s abilities, we get the right person to lead the company in the next growth phase.”

Hillman said of her appointment: “It is with great enthusiasm, but also humility, that I am taking on the role as Group CEO of NetEnt.

“I look forward to drive the development of the industry together with our customers and employees and to deliver the best player experiences. This is how we can continue to create value for our customers, shareholders, players and employees.”