Fortuna appoints former Paddy Power online CEO as new group lead

| By Robert Fletcher
Fortuna Entertainment Group has announced the appointment of Victor Corcoran, former chief executive of Paddy Power online, as its new group CEO.

Corcoran officially began his new role on 13 September and will now lead the group, which operates across the Central Eastern European region within the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Romania and Croatia. 

He replaces David Vaněk, who had been serving as interim CEO since Per Widerström left the business in March

Corcoran joins Fortuna after just under four years as CEO of Paddy Power’s online division, while he also spent the past four years as a director of investment business IFP Investments.

Prior to his time with Paddy Power, he was fund manager for Ireland Smart Tech Fund and also had a spell as CEO of software-as-a-service company xSellco.

Earlier in his career, Corcoran was CEO of Antigua and the North Eastern Caribbean at global mobile phone network Digicel, prior to which he was CEO for the business in Vanuatu and the Cayman Islands.

Corcoran also spent time working as a deployment manager contractor for Nokia and implementation manager at Norconsult. 

“Firstly, a massive thank you to everyone for the warm welcome but particularly to David for his extensive help getting up to speed with the business,” Corcoran said. “I have really enjoyed listening and learning about the FEG business over the last few weeks.

“I am truly excited about working in such an opportunity rich environment.”

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