Kambi appoints Werner Becher to replace Kristian Nylén as CEO

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Kambi Group has appointed former Sportradar chief Werner Becher as its next CEO, replacing the outgoing Kristian Nylén in late July.

Becher will begin his role on July 25, the day following the release of the sports betting services provider’s second quarter financial results. 

Kambi noted that Nylén, who revealed he would be stepping down back in January to spend more time with his family, will provide ongoing support to Becher to ensure a seamless handover.

“I am honoured to take on the position of CEO at Kambi Group, a company that has been at the forefront of this industry for many years and one which I have the utmost respect and admiration for,” commented Becher.

“I join Kambi at an exciting time in its evolution, as it continues to open up its service and widen its addressable market. I am excited to work closely with the board, our executive team and our talented employees across the world to deliver on the fantastic opportunities ahead of us.”

Although most recently working as an independent investor and advisor, Becher had previously been part of global sports data and betting supplier Sportradar for four years, initially as Managing Director of its US-facing betting arm before becoming CEO of its Europe, Middle East and Africa and Latin America business. 

He was also previously the CEO of European betting and gaming operator Interwetten for eight years.

Anders Ström, Chair of the Board and Co-Founder of Kambi, added: “We are delighted to welcome Werner Becher as the new CEO of Kambi. Werner is an exceptionally suitable successor to Kristian Nylén.

“With extensive industry experience, strong entrepreneurial spirit, proven business acumen and exceptional drive, we are confident Werner is the right choice to lead Kambi into a new era.”