New 888 CEO to be tasked with more ambitious goals – Lord Mendelsohn 

According to iGaming news website EGR Global, 888’s Executive Chairman, Lord Mendelsohn, said that the operator’s next CEO will be given more ambitious goals when leading the company. 

Following the departure of former 888 CEO Itai Pazner last January, Mendelsohn has been acting as the company’s temporary CEO.

Pazner spent 20 years with 888, and was appointed CEO in January 2019, where he led the business through the acquisition and merger of William Hill in July 2022. 

888 William Hill
Following the acquisition of William Hill, it merged with 888 Holdings in July 2022.

Confirming that the hunt for a replacement is going well, Mendelsohn insisted that 888 needs to challenge more in the future, and that appointing a new CEO is a priority for the operator’s board.

888’s Executive Chairman added that the operator is pleased with the prospective candidates for the CEO role, and that the interview process is going well.

Mendelsohn also expressed 888’s intention of publicly announcing who it will be naming CEO, in the coming months.

Commenting on what will happen after 888 names its new CEO, Mendelsohn stated that he is not sure whether bringing in a new CEO is the company’s only goal, as chances are that the new CEO might be given bigger goals on how to run the company.

Itai Pazner was not the only person to step down from his role at 888 this year.

Earlier this month, 888 director and Head of 888poker business development, Doron Ziony announced that he will step down from his role after 12 years working in the poker-related field.

Last February, 888 also announced that their Chief Financial Officer, Yariv Dafna, will stay on until the end of 2023 – after the operator publishes its full year results.

In January, Naama Kushnir stepped down as 888 Holding’s Chief Transformation Officer, after having spent 9 months occupying this role.

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