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Relax Gaming names Simon Hammon as new Chief Executive Officer

Relax Gaming names Simon Hammon as new Chief Executive Officer

After serving at Relax Gaming for over four years, Hammon is the new CEO

Simon Hammon is a huge name at Relax Gaming and has been at the company since 2018 when he joined as Chief Product Officer. Four years since joining the company, Simon Hammon is now celebrating promotion as he's been promoted to Chief Executive Officer (CEO)  in July 2022.

The former Chief Product Officer will replace Tommi Maijala who has held the position since November 2019 and will continue to support Simon Hammon throughout 2022 to make the transaction smoother.

A history of Simon Hammon

Hammon comes from an iGaming background with over 10 years of experience starting off as a Freelance Consultant in 2007 within iGaming. In 2011, he became the Product Manager at NetEnt before being promoted in 2011 to Chief Product Officer.

By 2018, Hammon left NetEnt and moved to Relax Gaming. It's expected that Simon Hammon will continue to build Relax Gaming's solid reputation as one of the leading companies in iGaming as Relax Gaming has expanded into North America, Ontario, Italy and Spain within the last twelve months.

“The perfect person to lead the team,” says Relax Gaming

Patrik Österåker, Chairman of the Board, said: “We're absolutely delighted to announce Simon Hammon as Relax Gaming’s newest Chief Executive Officer. Relax is continuing steadfast on its journey to claim an ever-larger footprint in the gambling industry, and we believe Simon with his experience, knowledge and vision is the perfect person to lead the team in the coming years.”

“Simultaneously, we'd like to take the opportunity to extend our gratitude to our outgoing CEO Tommi Maijala, who has been instrumental in guiding the company through arguably the most pivotal years of our history. Simon will be able to continue building boldly, supported by the confidence that a rock-solid foundation provides.”

“Only as strong as the people who embody its mission,” says Hammon

Simon Hammon, CEO of Relax Gaming, added: “I’m truly honoured to take on the position of Chief Executive Officer at Relax Gaming. As a company, we’ve continued to grow from strength to strength over the last few years and we represent a world class offering across all verticals.

“Of course, a company is only as strong as the people who embody its mission, and I’m blessed to have a team who are so passionate about what they do and want to see Relax taken to the next level.”

“Relax has grown in terms of people but also in terms of market power and brand. This is something I’m keen to continue and help drive. Relax has a bright future filled with global expansion, exciting new product offerings and a positive working culture. I look forward to continuing on this journey with you.”

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