888 selects Vaughan Lewis as new Chief Strategy Officer

888 Holdings has strengthened its senior leadership team after confirming that Vaughan Lewis will assume the newly-created position of Chief Strategy Officer.

Due to join the company in early 2021, Lewis will leave his role at Flutter Entertainment where he held the position of transformation lead for the international business following its acquisition of The Stars Group in May 2020.

In his new role, the Chief Strategy Officer will take responsibility for the development of the Group’s long-term strategy and will be responsible for strategic business development including M&A origination and execution.

In addition, Lewis will be tasked with managing investor relations, while working alongside the company CFO to develop the company’s investor relations strategy.

Itai Pazner, CEO of 888, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Vaughan as 888’s first CSO. Vaughan is a highly experienced gaming industry professional with a wealth of relevant expertise across both strategic development and investor relations.

“I have no doubt that his skills and background will support 888 to identify and deliver further growth opportunities over the coming years.”

Prior to his time at Flutter, Lewis held a series of high-ranking positions across the industry, having previously served as the SVP of Communications at The Stars Group and Director of Corporate Development at Sky Betting & Gaming.

Celebrating his new role, Vaughan Lewis, 888’s incoming Chief Strategy Officer, added: “888 Holdings is a company I have long admired, since my time as an equity analyst.

“888’s unmatched scalable technology, coupled with its strong brand and marketing expertise have supported its growth to become an industry leader, and provide a powerful platform that underpins the Group’s significant continued growth potential. I am delighted to join a great team and to help drive forward the compelling growth opportunities that lie ahead.”

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