STS names Entain’s Radim Haluza as CEO
From 1 January 2024, there are planned changes in the composition of the Management Board and Supervisory Board of STS S.A., the market leader in sports betting in Poland and one of the largest operators in Central Europe.
Mateusz Juroszek will take over as Chairman of the Supervisory Board, taking further care of the company’s strategic development. Radim Haluza will become the new CEO and will also remain as CEO of Entain CEE, the new owner of STS Group, a corporate vehicle of the London-listed Entain Group, EMMA Capital, an investment company from the Czech Republic, and the Juroszek Family.
Changes in the STS S.A. management aim to sort out the structure and operations within the company and Entain CEE. I will continue to be actively involved in the development of Poland’s largest sports betting companies – nothing is going to change in this respect. My primary activities at the moment are to focus on strategic goals and oversee their implementation both at STS and Entain CEE. Operational management will instead be the task of Radim Haluza. Our priority is to continue to grow in Poland – where the betting market is growing dynamically – and to exploit opportunities for growth across the region with Entain CEE, says Mateusz Juroszek.
Entain CEE is a joint venture of the London-listed Entain Group and EMMA Capital, an investment company from the Czech Republic, and the Juroszek Family. Entain CEE was founded in 2022 to generate growth in the betting and gaming sector in the CEE region by partnering with local market leaders. It aims to grow further by enabling Entain to connect with leading regional operators. In 2022, Entain CEE acquired Croatian SuperSport, a national leader with a more than 50% market share. In 2023, Entain CEE became the owner of STS following a tender offer for STS Holding shares. The Juroszek family used part of the capital raised from the sale of nearly 70% of STS Holding shares to reinvest in Entain CEE, taking a 10% stake in the company.
The remaining composition of the Management Board, managerial structure and plans for growth in the Polish market remain unchanged. As part of the Entain Group, STS utilises the knowledge, solutions, technology, and access to capital within a broad and international group of companies.
Mateusz Juroszek remains on the STS team as Chairman of the Supervisory Board and is also a Member of the Entain CEE Board of Directors. Mateusz Juroszek has been the CEO of STS since 2012 and has played a key role in developing STS over the past decade. Mateusz Juroszek has extensive knowledge of the industry and the Polish gaming market. Entain Group welcomed the news that he will continue in a new role at the company, helping to further regional growth and implement Entain CEE’s strategy.
Radim Haluza is currently CEO of Entain CEE and SuperSport, Croatia’s largest gaming and sportsbook operator. He is an established manager with many years of experience in leading iGaming companies. He will be CEO of STS S.A. from 1 January 2024.