Novibet announces board reshuffle
Novibet announced several senior management appointments and the expected composition of its Board of Directors upon the completion of its previously announced proposed business combination with Artemis Strategic Investment.
The proposed transaction, announced March 30, 2022, has been unanimously approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies and is expected to close in the second half of 2022, subject to approval by Artemis’ shareholders and other customary closing conditions. Senior Management Appointments Christoforos Bozatzidis has been appointed Chief Marketing Officer for International Markets, a new position at the Company.
Mr. Bozatzidis has extensive experience and a strong record of accomplishments as a senior executive in the highly competitive and digitally enabled mobile telecom industry working for leading brands. Mr. Bozatzidis reports directly to George Athanasopoulos,
Chief Executive Officer of Novibet and will have primary oversight of Novibet’s global expansion into markets including Europe, North America and Latin America. Mr. Bozatzidis held high ranking positions in Marketing for multi-national and Greek companies.
He was most recently Brand, Marketing Communications, Retail Marketing and Products Director for WIND Hellas, an integrated telecommunications provider that is the third largest mobile operator in Greece with more than 4.4 million active subscribers. Prior to joining WIND Hellas, he was a senior executive at COSMOTE Mobile Telecommunications, S.A. for more than seven years and an executive at Germanos, a multi-national electronic good retail chain for technological products and services.
From June 2020 – May 2021, Mr. Bozatzidis was a member of the management board of Hellenic Advertisers Association. He holds two Executive MBAs from Alba Graduate Business School, and – from Athens University of Economics and Business and a degree in Marketing & Communication from Athens University of Economics and Business. In addition, Thomas Granite, who currently serves as Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary of Artemis and possesses more than 17 years of gaming industry operational and investment banking experience, has been appointed Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Novibet effective as of the completion of the companies’ business combination transaction.
Mr. Granite will oversee all financial aspects of the Company’s business, including internal and external financial reporting, internal audit, compliance and controls, investor relations, and treasury and capital markets functions, and will take a prominent role in strategic planning, business development, and mergers and acquisitions. From 2019 to 2020, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Maverick Gaming LLC, a regional U.S. casino operator.
Prior to this, Mr. Granite served as Managing Director in the Real Estate, Gaming and Lodging Investment Banking group at Jefferies Financial Group which he joined in 2010 and worked with clients across the gaming industry. He previously served as Director of Gaming, Leisure, and Transportation Investment Banking from 2005 to 2009 at Merrill Lynch.
George Athanasopoulos commented on the management appointments, “We are at the beginning of a very exciting time for Novibet with the ongoing business momentum in markets where we currently operate soon to be complemented by our entry into additional regulated iGaming and OSB markets in Europe, North America and Latin America. Continuing to enhance our senior management leadership and capabilities will prove vital to our ability to achieve consistent progress on our business expansion initiatives.
“Christoforos has many years of senior management experience from the highly competitive mobile telecom industry, an industry that shares a lot of similarities with iGaming and OSB in regards to customer acquisition, experience, and retention as our customers are constantly mobile, and we use the same KPIs for our data-driven decision making.
His onboarding is going to be very efficient and we look forward to the experience and expertise that Christoforos is bringing to our senior management team. Having worked closely with Tom on our proposed business combination transaction and with his deep gaming industry background and knowledge, he is an excellent choice to lead our finance team and play an important role in driving our strategic development initiatives. Novibet’s senior management team alongside all of our team members will be focused on the collaborative innovation we know will help us grow and succeed.”