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Aspire appoints NetEnt’s Bhushan as new technology chief

| By Robert Fletcher
Aspire Global has announced the appointment of Aditya Bhushan of NetEnt as its new chief technology officer.

Bhushan currently serves in the same position at NetEnt, having only taken on the role of CTO at the developer in September of last year.

He began his career as a software developer with Adobe in India before joining NetEnt in 2009. Starting as a system architect, he moved up through the business to become platform director and managing director of NetEnt India and, more recently, group CTO.

At Aspire, Bhushan will manage the supplier’s technology department, including the technology operations and development teams, IT, and security.

“I’m happy to join Aspire Global and play a part in realising the vision to become the world’s leading iGaming supplier,” Bhushan said.

“Aspire Global has consistently executed its growth strategy and recently made strategically important acquisitions that position Aspire Global as a leading iGaming supplier.”

Aspire chief executive Tsachi Maimon added: “I’m very happy to welcome Aditya Bhushan to Aspire Global, who will bring with him significant experience in producing eminent slot games and casino platforms.

“He will be key in structuring an agile and scalable tech organisation across multiple jurisdictions worldwide, as well as in further developing Aspire Global’s leading offerings to iGaming operators.”

The appointment comes after Aspire this month announced plans to undertake a review of its B2C segment as part of an effort to accelerate growth, following a record revenue performance in 2020.

Aspire posted €161.9m (£139.7m/$191.4m) in revenue for the 12 months to 31 December 2020, a record for the business, while earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation also reached a new high of €27.1m.

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