US thinking Playtech appoints Massion & Krumins as corporate advisers

Anna Massion – Playtech Plc

The governance of FTSE gambling technology group Playtech Plc has moved to expand its corporate advisory, confirming the appointments of Anna Massion and John Krumins as new Independent Non-Executive Directors – with immediate effect.

Updating investors, Playtech details that the Massion and Krumins appointments will diversify the FTSE firm’s corporate governance capacities and make-up.

A seasoned executive in corporate finance and asset management, Anna Massion joins Playtech as a non-executive Director to Playtech Plc.

Massion a former JP Morgan executive holds an impressive track record in UK, US and European gambling investments, maintained over a 15-year period and currently directs portfolio maintenance and idea generation at PAR Capital Management, which maintains over $5 billion in assets under
management.

Supporting the firm’s corporate diversification and ongoing technology initiatives, Playtech confirms the appointment of John Krumins as a non-executive director.

Krumins is the current Chairman of Wavex – IT support and systems management firm.

John Krumins – Playtech

A 25-year executive in tech and finance, Krumins has held leadership positions at Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank and Societe Generale, overseeing a number of major financing rounds for large scale technology enterprises.

Furthermore, to his executive background, Krumins is a Trustee role at Big Education Trust and acting as Finance Committee Chairman & Trustee of the Royal Institution of Great Britain.

Backing the non-executive appointments Alan Jackson, Chairman of Playtech plc, said: “I am delighted to have identified two candidates of the calibre of Anna and John and warmly welcome them to the Playtech Board.

John’s extensive Board-level experience, coupled with Anna’s deep sector knowledge, will allow the Board to support Playtech’s role as the leading gambling technology company in regulated markets.

“Our industries continue to develop at pace, and today’s appointments mark another step forward in the evolution of the Playtech Board. I will be working closely with everyone involved in Playtech to get the new Board members up to speed as we continue to plan for the future.”

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