GVC promotes Sandeep Tiku to COO

Tiku has been an executive at GVC since 2014.
Tiku has been an executive at GVC since 2014.

GVC Holdings has promoted Sandeep Tiku to Chief Operating Officer (COO) as new CEO Shay Segev restructures senior leadership.

UK.- The FTSE100 gambling group, GVC, has appointed Sandeep Tiku as Chief Operating Officer (COO) with immediate effect.

The appointment comes as Shay Segev restructures his senior executive leadership team after stepping up to replace Kenneth Alexander as Chief Executive Officer last week.

Tiku has been an executive at GVC since 2014, serving as Group Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

In that role he led major IT developments, system integrations and platform expansion, which included playing a key role in the migration of Ladbrokes Coral customers to GVC’s own technology platform.

GVC has confirmed it is looking for a replacement for the role of group CTO. Meanwhile, the group has appointed Marc Lange as Chief of Staff and has promoted Retail Managing Director Andy Hicks to the executive leadership team.

Lange has served as GVC’s integration director since February 2018 after its acquisition of Ladbrokes Coral. Hicks joined Coral in 2009 and previously held senior positions at UK high street retailers Dixons and Woolworths.

The group’s new CEO Shay Segev said: “I am delighted to be promoting GVC talent. Sandeep brings unparalleled experience and insight to the role of COO. We are first and foremost a technology business and this is at the heart of what we do – supporting customer services, trading, product and our people.  

“It, therefore, makes sense for him to take on this broader role. His leadership of our technology strategy and teams, combined with his knowledge of our legacy stack and proven results through our integrations, means that he is the right person for the job.

“I’d also like to congratulate Marc and Andy who both are operational experts with proven track records of delivering large-scale change initiatives. Their progression to the senior leadership team is richly deserved.”

GVC was surprised last week to find that it is under investigation in the UK over the activities of a former Turkish online gaming subsidiary.

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