Wolfgang Hesoun former boss Siemens takes on Chairmanship of Casinos Austria

Austria.- Casinos Austria has named a brand new chairman because it continues with its restructuring. It has appointed Wolfgang Hesoun, the final director of Siemens Austria, as chairman of the supervisory board. He’ll change Sazka chief govt Robert Chvátal, who was occupying the place on a brief foundation following Walter Rothensteiner’s departure in July. 

The corporate has additionally appointed Christine Catasta, former chief govt at PwC, and Erika Stark-Rittenauer, an knowledgeable on compliance and participant safety, to the supervisory board.

They’ll change Gerhild Hofer and Thomas Polzer.

Casinos Austria, now majority-owned by Sazka, launched a serious restructuring programme this yr. It goals to chop 350 jobs and discover €50m a yr in financial savings.

Hesoun stated defending gamers from gambling-related hurt can be a serious precedence throughout his tenure.

He stated: “We wish to set up Casinos Austria as a finest observe firm within the subject of participant safety within the coming years.”

Hesoun is taken into account to be near the SPÖ, however can be properly linked to Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz , he was head of the Vienna Industrialists’ Affiliation.

The long-time chairman of the supervisory board, Raiffeisen Basic Advocate Walter Rothensteiner , had resigned his mandate prematurely.

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