As CEO, Johansson will be responsible for the day-to-day running of Fantasma and lead the senior management team, as well as set the overall direction and strategy the studio takes in terms of games development.
Johansson founded Fantasma in 2017 and previously served as its CEO before stepping into the role of chief commercial officer.
Prior to this, he co-founded two businesses in MyChance and Shogun Media, while earlier in his career, he spent time as a country manager for both LeoVegas and ComeOn. In addition, he co-founded and served as CEO of Simple Trade.
“I am thrilled to return to the role of CEO of Fantasma Games and to have the support and trust of our largest shareholders when it comes to taking the studio into its next chapter,” Johansson said.
“We have already achieved a great deal in a short space of time and having just reported a record first quarter we have tremendous momentum behind us. It is an honour to be leading such an incredible team of people as we continue to strive to create the most entertaining slots in the market.”
Johansson’s return as CEO comes after Fantasma recently made its debut in the US, where it went live with BetMGM in Michigan and West Virginia via distribution partner Light and Wonder. Additional state and operator launches are scheduled to follow.