Svenska Spel names Stoppel as new finance chief
Swedish gambling operator Svenska Spel has appointed Eva Stoppel as its new chief financial officer.
Due to officially begin her new role with Svenska Spel on September 1, Stoppel will link up with the operator after a short spell as CFO of group lending and payment and CFO for group savings at banking group Swedbank.
Prior to joining Swedbank in April of this year, Stoppel spent eight years with Swedish media group Bonnier AB, where she held a number of senior positions across its various brands.
Stoppel will succeed the soon-to-depart Marie Loob as CFO at Svenska Spel. Loob has worked for Svenska Spel since 1997, rising through the ranks to the role of finance chief, and also served as the company's interim chief executive between July and November 2018.
“I am very pleased with the confidence to be responsible for the finance and business support function for Svenska Spel,” Stoppel said. “I hope to contribute my experiences from change work and digital transformation in other competitive sectors.”
Patrik Hofbauer, president and chief executive of Svenska Spel, added: “In addition to Eva’s solid experience as CFO, she also has valuable expertise in terms of business development and change work.
“She also has knowledge of digital transformation, which will be a great asset for us. With Eva, we get a CFO who has all these important parts and who also knows how it works in regulated and highly competitive sectors.”
Stoppel’s appointment is the latest in a line of senior changes at Svenska Spel, which last week also named Mikael Franzén as its new IT director, replacing Jörgen Olofsson in the role.
Last month, the operator appointed NetEnt’s Anna Romboli as manager for its draw-based games division and brought in Carolina Swaffer for the new role of head of agents, customer service and partner services.