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Relax Gaming has revealed that Simon Hammon will take over the reins from Tommi Maijala as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. 

Replacing Maijala, who held the position since November 2019, Hammon’s responsibilities will include continuing to build the firm’s presence as a B2B supplier. 

“I’m truly honoured to take on the position of Chief Executive Officer at Relax Gaming,” Hammon stated. “As a company, we’ve continued to grow from strength to strength over the last few years and we represent a world class offering across all verticals.

“Of course, a company is only as strong as the people who embody its mission, and I’m blessed to have a team who are so passionate about what they do and want to see Relax taken to the next level.

“Relax has grown in terms of people but also in terms of market power and brand. This is something I’m keen to continue and help drive. Relax has a bright future filled with global expansion, exciting new product offerings and a positive working culture. I look forward to continuing on this journey with you.”

Hammon moves into his CEO role after serving 10-years within the company’s executive management teams, with five years as Relax’s Chief Product Officer.

Commenting on Hammon’s appointment, Patrik Österåker, Chairman of the Board, noted: “We’re absolutely delighted to announce Simon Hammon as Relax Gaming’s newest Chief Executive Officer. Relax is continuing steadfast on its journey to claim an ever-larger footprint in the gambling industry, and we believe Simon with his experience, knowledge and vision is the perfect person to lead the team in the coming years.

“Simultaneously, we’d like to take the opportunity to extend our gratitude to our outgoing CEO Tommi Maijala, who has been instrumental in guiding the company through arguably the most pivotal years of our history. 

“Simon will be able to continue building boldly, supported by the confidence that a rock-solid foundation provides.”

Maijala will remain with Relax Gaming until the end of 2022 to aid Hammon in his transition from Chief Product Officer to CEO.