30 Aug

EveryMatrix appoints former bwin CEO Norbert Teufelberger as new board Chairman

first_img Related Articles GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Share Submit Jason Ader – No Boogeyman… Activism will play a vital part in reshaping gambling August 20, 2020 MoneyMatrix boosts wire transfer options by integrating Klarna’s Sofort August 24, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Norbert TeufelbergerEveryMatrix has completed a €4.3 million strategic investment round and appointed Norbert Teufelberger, former CEO of bwin, as its new Chairman.The company has widened its shareholder base by completing the private strategic investment round with Strawberry Capital, a large Norwegian fund owned by Petter Stordalen.In his new role as non-executive Chairman of the board, Teufelberger will assist with the formulation of its business strategy focusing on reaching its ambitious commercial goals over the next years.He commented: “I’m truly excited to invest and chair EveryMatrix. Being part of the bwin story since its inception was a wonderful experience for me and I look forward to assisting the founders and team of EveryMatrix in developing a blue chip B2B technology provider for the fast expanding global I-gaming market. After an extensive due diligence period, I was particularly impressed with the product vision and innovation capabilities and drive of the EveryMatrix team.”Ebbe Groes, Co-Founder & CEO at EveryMatrix, added: “This is the first ever external investment into EveryMatrix. With more diverse skills and broader ownership at the board level, we are confident in executing our growth strategy and pursuing our long-term vision over the coming years.”Meanwhile, the industry provider has also added two non-executive board members with critical skills in preparation for its next expansion phase. Anders Böös, former Chairman of IFS, and Jan Gottlander, co-founder of Snow Software, both participated in the capital increase alongside Teufelberger.Co-Founder Stian Hornsletten said: “The extended board will have a great mix of talent which I’m positive will help us professionalise the company further, accelerate our product innovation cycles and expand our global footprint.”last_img read more

14 Jan

UNDP Trains 663 Immigration Officers

first_imgThe Liberia Immigration Service (LIS) officers learned how to investigate fraud, human trafficking, and the new act of the Commission. 663 officers of the Liberia Immigration Service (LIS) have graduated following a three-week ‘intensive’ in-service training at the Justice and Security Regional Hub in Gbarnga, Bong County, a release has said.According to the release, the training was conducted in close consultation with the Judiciary, the Ministry of Justice and other principal institutional counterparts.It forms part of activities being implemented under the UNDP/OHCHR Joint Program, aimed at supporting the Government of Liberia (GoL) in its efforts to advance critical justice and security sector reforms as well as improve the delivery of justice, security and protection services across the country.Funding resources are being provided by the governments of Sweden and Ireland.184 of the officers that participated in the training are women. According to Danny Sartee, director for administration, more than 40 women hold leadership positions in the LIS.Colonel George Suomie, who turned over the graduates, said the exercise is part of the completion of the Security Sector Reform (SSR) process of the country.Suomie hailed the outstanding discipline and interest exhibited by the officers attending the training.He assured that the knowledge transferred and capacity building skills imparted will contribute to a more proficient, effective, efficient, professional and disciplined corps of officers who will help protect Liberia’s borders.“’Training is everything and everything is training’ and we appreciate the support of all partners, including UNDP, for this great opportunity once again afforded our officers,” Suomie said.He described the training as successful, with no report of any casualties, though there were cases that involved minor malaria, fever and pressure.UNDP Resident Representative Pa Lamin Beyai was represented by Marzu Stubblefield Quaye, project assistant under the governance program.Ms. Quaye expressed appreciation to the graduates for availing themselves for the training, encouraging them to remain committed to their duties and responsibilities to the country.“Protecting the borders of this country is not an easy task. Your duty is extremely critical and requires diligence, professionalism and commitment,” she emphasized. Ms. Quaye also mentioned that the duties being performed by immigration officers will always be recognized because their functions are strategic.LIS Commissioner-General Robert Budy congratulated the officers for a job well done and expressed appreciation to UNDP and partners for the continued support.Commissioner Budy said the training was necessary because LIS was lagging behind in the final structure of the Security Sector Reform (SSR) process.He emphasized that the government attaches premium on border security, to avoid infiltration of illegal migrants and substances that negatively affect the stability of the country, with human trafficking becoming prevalent in Liberia. Budy urged graduates to prepare themselves to utilize the skills obtained and to also transfer knowledge to in-coming officers.The training covered courses on investigation, fraud, human trafficking and the new act of the LIS, etc.The UNDP/OHCHR Joint Program works to enhance the capacity of institutions, to build public confidence in the different justice and security systems. It also strengthens access to justice, security and protection services, especially for women and girls.Interventions are designed with a view to ensuring sustainability and linking activities to “system-level policy development”.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more