Ladbrokes owner, Entain, is reportedly pursuing Jette Nygaard-Andersen, to be appointed as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
If Entain finally appoints Nygaard-Andersen then Entain would be the first major UK-listed gambling group that will appoint a female boss. In the private sector, though, Denise Coates operates Bet365.
Nygaard-Andersen is a Danish executive and currently is a non-executive director on Entain’s board. She has past experiences with Accenture and Maersk. She also serves on the board of Coloplast A/S.
Although, the deal has not been confimed but the vacancy in Entain has arisen because Shay Segev has already served Entain with the notice to leave. Segev, who himself assumed office in July 2020 stepped in after Kenny Alexander resigned as Entain’s CEO. Segev is soon to join DAZN as its Co-CEO.