Following the recent announcement of Richard Brown stepping down from his position as CEO, the Board of Directors at Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has appointed Jonas Warrer as the acting Group CEO, effective immediately. Jonas Warrer, who currently serves as the CEO of GiG’s Media division, will take on dual responsibilities until the planned separation of the company’s entities is finalized. Richard Brown, the outgoing CEO, will continue to provide advisory support to the company until December 31, 2023. Concurrently, Richard Carter has assumed the role of CEO for the Platform & Sportsbook division since his appointment in August.
Mr. Warrer’s association with GiG dates back to September 2017, when he joined through the acquisition of Rebel Penguin Aps, where he held the position of founder and managing director. Over the years, he has played a pivotal role in the development of GiG Media and took on the role of Managing Director for the business unit in October 2019. Under his leadership, GiG Media has witnessed notable growth and achievements.
Earlier this year, GiG initiated a strategic review with the objective of dividing the company into two distinct entities: GiG Media and Platform & Sportsbook. This strategic move is aimed at enabling both business units to achieve accelerated growth compared to their current corporate structure.
Petter Nylander, Executive Chairman of GiG, expressed his satisfaction with the appointment of Jonas Warrer as acting CEO during this transitional phase. Nylander emphasized that this decision aligns with GiG’s vision of enhancing future expansion and delivering value to shareholders. He noted Jonas Warrer’s extensive experience within GiG and the industry, highlighting his four-year tenure as a key GiG executive management member.
The appointment of Jonas Warrer as acting Group CEO signals GiG’s commitment to navigating the path of transformation and growth as it prepares to split into two separate and focused entities, GiG Media and Platform & Sportsbook.