Amaya has confirmed the appointment of William Hill’s Group Director of Strategy and Corporate Development Robin Chhabra, who is expected to make the move in September 2017.
Following a brief garden leave from William Hill, Chhabra will fill the newly created position of Chief Corporate Development Officer at Amaya, reporting to company CEO Rafi Ashkenazi.
Ashkenazi commented: “Robin Chhabra’s deep industry experience and vast professional network will help us pursue our ongoing strategic priorities, as well as drive growth through potential strategic and other opportunities.
“Robin is one of the most respected executives in the industry, and we are excited to add him to our team where he will complement our existing executive management talent.”
“Amaya is already a leader in online gaming and I am eager to contribute to the company’s future growth. I have tremendous respect and a strong relationship with the management team and look forward to working with them,” added Chhabra.
Chhabra, who will oversee Amaya’s corporate development function, broke a run of 12 years working for major financial, consultancy and auditing firms to become Director of Corporate Development for Inspired Gaming Group in 2006. He has served in his role at William Hill since May 2010.
His arrival represents the latest management addition to Amaya, following the recent hiring of Bo Wänghammar as Managing Director of PokerStars Casino and Zeno Ossko as Managing Director of BetStars. Meanwhile, Guy Templer was promoted to Chief Operating Officer of Amaya’s brands.