Coleman new Microgaming CEO as Raategever steps aside after 17 years

John Coleman is the new chief executive officer of Isle of Man-based online gaming giant Microgaming, having stepped up from his previous position as chief financial officer and replacing outgoing CEO Roger Raatgever.

Raatgever leaves his position to become executive chairman of Microgaming Software Systems, which is now renamed as Apricot Investments, after 17 years as that company’s chief executive.

A key figure in Microgaming’s growth in recent years, incoming CEO Coleman said: “I am honoured to be leading Microgaming. This is a momentous time for the business, as we face exciting new opportunities in the years ahead.”

In a statement, Microgaming said Apricot Investments will hold a variety of public and private assets, focusing on the interactive gaming and gambling space, adding: “Apricot Investments, as an investment vehicle, will begin pursuing wider interests in the interactive gambling and gaming industry.”