With comings and goings commonplace across the industry, Mindway AI, Kindbridge and Lion Gaming are among those to have bolstered their teams with key hires.
Mindway AI has expanded its business development team with the additions of Stephen Aupy and Niamh Gallagher.
Joining as Business Development Manager, Aupy will help Mindway grow and expand to boost player protection in several markets. He was previously VP of Strategic Partnerships and Business Development Manager at Gamban.
Gallagher joins the firm as a Social Media and Marketing Manager. She previously worked as Head of Marketing at consultancy Usability Digital.
Rasmus Kjaergaard, Mindway AI CEO, said: “I’d officially like to welcome Niamh and Stephen to the team and say how thrilled we are to have you both on board. This is a huge milestone for Mindway AI as we continue our journey to becoming a major force for player protection in the global gambling industry.”
Kindbridge has hired David Jacques Farahi as Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors.
In this role, Farahi will be tasked with embedding mental health services and products into the casino industry’s player journey to advance consumer protections.
He has previously served as Chief Operating Officer of Monarch Casino & Resort and as Executive Chairman of Quick Custom Intelligence.
“I am thrilled to join the Kindbridge team and to be a part of their mission to improve the lives of people struggling with gambling and gaming disorders,” Farahi said.
“I look forward to leveraging my experience in the gaming and healthcare industries to help Kindbridge continue to innovate and provide the highest quality care for its patients.”
Kindbridge CEO and Founder, Daniel Umfleet, noted: “We are excited to have David on board as our Executive Chairman. His expertise and leadership will be instrumental in advancing our mission to provide the highest quality behavioural health services to those in need.”
Lion Gaming has added over a decade of executive experience in igaming to its team with the appointment of Christine Lewis as Vice President of European Operations.
Lewis has previously worked for NetEnt, Yolo Group and Pariplay, helping to drive commercial growth and implement strategic growth initiatives.
Commenting on her appointment, Lewis said: “I am thrilled to join the Lion Gaming team and work alongside such a talented group of individuals. I am excited to contribute to the continued growth and success of the company, and I look forward to the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.”
As the VP of European Operations, she will lead Lion Gaming’s new market expansions and help deliver innovative gaming products and services.
“Christine’s dedication and success in the igaming industry are unparalleled,” added Duncan McIntyre, President & CEO of Lion Gaming.
“We are thrilled to have her on board as our VP of European Operations, and we are confident that her leadership and expertise will drive our company to new heights.”
Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer
Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer, which owns and manages the Monte-Carlo Casino in the Principality of Monaco, has added Vincent Bouvet as an Administrative and Financial Director.
Bouvet’s experience includes over 20 years with Sodexo Group, a French food services and facilities management company, where he held the position of CFO across various segments globally.
He replaces former CFO Yves de Toytot, who is leaving Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer to pursue personal opportunities, according to Monaco Life.
CEO Stéphane Valeri commented: “I would like to thank Yves de Toytot, who has been with the company since 1997 as Financial Controller, then Chief Financial Officer in 2004 and since 2011 as Deputy Managing Director of Finance, for all the work carried out with his teams during these years, during which he implemented numerous financial projects both from a structural and operational point of view.
“His commitment to Société des Bains de Mer has also led him to successfully represent the latter in various bodies and subsidiaries, and manage important financial files and transactions. I welcome and wish Vincent Bouvet every success in his new role at Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer.”