Raketech sets sights on Bengtsson as Lundberg declines re-election

Raketech has announced that current chairman of the board of directors, Christian Lundberg, has declined re-election, with its nomination committee subsequently suggesting Ulrik Bengtsson to be appointed.

If approved, this would see Bengtsson, the current CEO of William Hill as of September 2019, be appointed as chairman of the board at the group’s annual general meeting, which is slated to take place on May 17, 2021.

Bengtsson, who also previously occupied the role of president and chairman of Betsson Group, led the 2019 £240m acquisition of Mr Green while chief digital officer of the UK bookmaker.

“When I was appointed as chairman of the board in 2017, I had a clear mission. This was to lead the work with creating structure and processes to ensure Raketech would successfully be able to operate in a listed environment, on Stockholm Nasdaq First North,” explained Lundberg.

“Looking back, I am proud and happy to be able to conclude that Raketech now is a stable listed company with a strong and confident management in place, guided by a clear strategy. My mission is thereby done, and it is time for me to hand over to someone else who can take Raketech to the next level. 

“I look very much forward to following the company from the side-line, watching the CEO Oskar Mühlbach and his management team together with the board of directors, deliver on Raketech’s ambitious growth and expansion goals.”

Furthermore, the affiliate’s nomination committee has also proposed the re-election of Fredrik Svederman, Annika Billberg, Johan Svensson, Erik Skarp, as well as the new election of Magnus Gottås

Tobias Persson Rosenqvist, chairman of the nomination committee, commented: “I wish to express my warmest thanks to Mr Lundberg for his hard work with regards to creating a well-balanced mix between entrepreneurial creativity and well-functioning governance and structure. 

“I am, with that said, also very excited about Mr Bengtsson as the new suggested chairman of the board. With his profound knowledge, connections and experience from the global scene of igaming combined with first-hand experience from large scale international transactions, he is perfect for the job to further accelerate our growth.”