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Patrick Jonker named Hero Gaming CEO

| By Richard Mulligan
Patrick Jonker, the former William Hill international managing director, has been appointed chief executive for online gaming group Hero Gaming.

Jonker, who assumed the Hero Gaming role on 1 February, held his position at William Hill from 2019 until late 2021. He was previously the managing director of Betsson Group for five years.

Hero Gaming, which has offices in Sweden and Malta, said Jonker brings more than 20 years’ experience within the digital entertainment industry and a history of managing international teams.

Georg Westin, Hero’s founder and chairman, said: “The combination of his experience, his leadership qualities and culture fit has made Patrick the ideal fit for us as a company for our next phase of growth and we very much look forward to having him in his new role.”

Hero Gaming runs and operates brands including Simple Casino and Boom Casino. Tomas Backman held the role of CEO from 2018 until October 2021.

Jonker said: “I am very happy to say that I will be joining Hero Gaming as its CEO as per February 2022 and use my experience to take the company into the next phase.

“The conversations that I have had with the management team show the great ambition and most of all enthusiasm to grow the company. I am very much attracted to the agile way of working and the great foundations that are already in place.

“The igaming industry is in constant movement and one of the fastest growing industries in the world. Now that is an exciting place to be in.

“Together with the management team I will be working on the strategy and future plans to make sure that we are one of the winning companies and outgrow any competition.”

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