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Playtech brings in Reeb as non-executive director

| By Robert Fletcher
Playtech has announced the appointment of Samy Reeb as an independent non-executive director with immediate effect.
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Reeb, who will sit on the Playtech board, has experience of working with businesses around the world across wealth and tax advisory.

He began his career in tax advisory at Ernst & Young and tax management at Credit Suisse, before focusing on wealth advisory as an executive director at Julius Baer, and later joining 1291 Group as managing partner. 

Reeb also developed a franchise advising on the financial affairs of a range of Asia-based, ultra-high net worth clients.

“I am delighted to welcome Samy to Playtech,” Playtech’s non-executive chairman Brian Mattingley said. “His broad skillset and extensive knowledge of Asia will provide additional depth and experience to the board. 

“We all look forward to working with him as we continue to execute the group’s strategy.”

Playtech CFO departure

The appointment comes after Playtech in November announced that Andrew Smith was to step down as chief financial officer due to personal reasons. Smith had served as CFO at Playtech since March 2015 and also been head of investor relations for the gambling tech giant for the past seven and a half years.

He left the business on 28 November having reached a mutual agreement with Playtech.

Chris McGinnis, who served as deputy of investor relations and strategic analysis at Playtech since November 2018, replaced Smith as CFO and executive director.

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