FSB names Bonomini as new chief people officer

| By Robert Fletcher
B2B sports betting and igaming supplier FSB has appointed Michaela Bonomini, formerly group head of HR for GVC, as its new chief people officer.

In the new role, Bonomini will assume responsibility for leading FSB’s HR function across its global regions and adopting a people-centric strategy to maintain high employee retention rates.

Bonomini joins FSB having previously spent almost three years with GVC, now known as Entain. During her time with the business, Bonomini led the restructuring and people transformation programmes following the acquisition of Bwin.Party in 2016.

“FSB’s growth into a tier 1 global supplier over the last 18 months has been hugely impressive and I’m passionate about playing a key role in this continuing growth journey,” Bonomini said. “My job now is to work closely with our people across the regions and put dynamic practices in place to make sure FSB continues to attract, develop and retain top talent.”

The appointment marks the third addition of a former GVC senior member of staff to the FSB team.

Ken Paterson was recently named global delivery director at FSB, while the supplier last year also named Keith Laidlaw, previously chief technology officer at GVC, as a key board member.

“Michaela is another outstanding hire into our growing, global executive team,” FSB chief executive Dave McDowell said. “Building a structure around our internal culture and employee benefit programme has been a key priority of ours and as our employee numbers continue to grow globally, it was clear we needed to recruit a major industry figure to enable us to execute this across our regions with skill, experience and understanding.

“Michaela’s top-of-the-market experience at GVC meant she was the clear choice to fill this role and we’re thrilled to have her on board.”

FSB operates as a B2B-only technology services provider, having in June this year finished winding down its B2C white label business following a three-year process. JenningsBet, the UK bookmaker, was the final client to exit FSB’s licensed white label business.

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