Catena Media’s board of directors has announced the appointment of Michael Daly as chief executive officer, which will become effective as of March 1, 2021.

This will see interim CEO Göran Blomberg resume the position as chairman of the board, after taking over the reigns from Per Hellberg who left the company earlier this month on Thursday 7 January.

Öystein Engebretsen, who had served as the interim chairman of the board during Blomberg’s tenure as CEO, will resume the role of board member.

“I have great trust and confidence in Michael as new CEO of the company,” commented Blomberg. “He is a true leader with a deep knowledge of the company as well as the business. His achievement in developing the US market speaks for itself and I am convinced he is the right person to take Catena into the next development phase.”

Daly has been leading Catena Media’s US operations since April 2018, during which time the group says that the market has grown into “a highly profitable business”. 

Prior to this role he held numerous positions within the igaming and the casino ecosystem, such as executive vice president of North America for GAN, CEO of Automated Cash Systems, and vice president of online gaming at SHFL Entertainment.

“It has been exciting working with Catena Media’s US growth engine these last few years,” noted Daly. “And now the opportunity to work directly with all our global teams is even more exhilarating, as it is a much bigger growth engine.”

Engebretsen added on the confirmation of Daly into the role of CEO: “Mr Daly has an excellent track record and The Board is confident that he will lead Catena Media into a phase of further growth. The board also thanks Mr Blomberg for his commitment and contribution during the transition period.”