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Kambi

Corporate governance

Kambi is listed on the First North Growth Market at Nasdaq Stockholm. In line with First North Growth Market rules, the Company is not required to apply the principles of the Swedish Code of Corporate Governance and/or Maltese Corporate Governance Code (the Code). The Board however recognises the importance and value of good corporate governance practice and accordingly has selected those procedures and committees of the Code they consider relevant and appropriate to the Group, given its size and structure.

    The Audit Committee - is responsible for ensuring that the financial performance of the group is properly reported on and monitored and for meeting the auditors and reviewing the reports from the auditors relating to accounts and internal control systems. It meets at least once a year with the auditors. The Audit Committee is comprised of Marlene Forsell and Patrick Clase and is chaired by Marlene Forsell.

    The Remuneration Committee - reviews the performance of the senior managers and sets and reviews the scale and structure of their remuneration, the basis of their remuneration and the terms of their service agreements with due regard to the interests of shareholders. The Remuneration Committee is comprised of Anders Ström and Lars Stugemo and is chaired by Anders Ström.

    The Nomination Committee - is responsible for reviewing the size, structure and composition of the Board, succession planning, the appointment of replacement and/or additional directors and for making the appropriate recommendations to the Board. The Committee also prepares proposals regarding Board remuneration and fees to the Auditor. The members of the Nomination Committee shall represent all shareholders and be appointed by the three or four largest shareholders as at 30 September each year, having expressed their willingness to participate in the Committee. Kambi's Nomination Committee shall consist of not less than four and not more than five members, of which one shall be the Chairman of the Board. The members for the 2020 AGM are: Anders Ström — Veralda Investment Ltd, Lars Stugemo — Chairman of the Board, Mathias Svensson — Keel Capital and Jonas Eixmann —  The Second Swedish National Pension Fund. The Committee is chaired by Anders Ström.

    Group structure

    The Company’s Board of Directors consists of five members, including the Chairman of the Board.

     

    Lars Stugemo (Chairman)

    (Swedish, born 1961)

    Lars has been CEO and President of HiQ International since February 2000. HiQ is an IT and management consultancy firm, founded in 1995, with Lars as one of the co-founders. HiQ is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm midcap. Lars has been a member of IVA (Kungliga Vetenskapsakademien) and VI since 2013. Lars holds a MSc Electronics Engineering from KTH.

    Lars Stugemo holds 30,130 shares in the Company.

    Board member since: Incorporation

    Independent: Yes

     

    Anders Ström

    (Swedish, born 1970)

    After studying Mathematics, Statistics and Economics at Karlstad University, Anders founded Trav- och Sporttjänst AB in 1993. Anders also founded Unibet Group plc in 1997. He has held various positions in Unibet, as Managing Director, CEO, Business Development Director, Chairman and Director. He was a partner and member of the Advisory Board of Hattrick 2008-2012 with a focus on the business development of www.hattrick.org and www.popmundo.com. Anders was the co-founder of Kambi in 2010.

    Anders Ström holds 6,103,564 shares in the Company.

    Board member since: Incorporation

    Independent: No

     

    Patrick Clase

    (Swedish, born 1968)

    Patrick is Chief Investment Officer and director of Anders Ström Investeringsaktiebolag. Amongst other positions held, Patrick has worked as a Financial Analyst with ABG Sundal Collier, Alfred Berg and is experienced in Swedish financial markets. Patrick holds a BSc in Economics from Lund University and a CEFA from the Stockholm School of Economics. 

    Patrick Clase holds 35,119 shares in the Company.

    Board member since: Incorporation

    Independent: No

     

    Marlene Forsell

    (Swedish, born 1976)

    Marlene most recently served as Chief Financial Officer of Swedish Match, a global fast-moving consumer goods company within tobacco. Prior to becoming CFO, Marlene Held various positions at Swedish Match and worked before that as analyst at Ernst & Young. Marlene has a MSc in Business Administration and Economics from Stockholm School of Economics. Marlene joined the Kambi board in November 2018.

    Marlene Forsell holds 1,700 shares in the company.

    Board member since: 2018

    Independent: Yes

     

    Cecilia de Leeuw

    (Swedish, born 1968)

    Cecilia de Leeuw is currently Vice President Sales and Head of Telecom Services at Tieto Sweden AB. Before joining Tieto in 2018, she was with Ericsson AB where she held various senior leadership positions since 1995, most recently as VP Sales in Canada for Ericsson North America. Cecilia has vast experience from complex system sales and global product management, including postings in Asia and North America.

    Cecilia has an MSc degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from Institute of Technology in Linköping, Sweden.

    Cecilia de Leeuw holds no shares in the Company.

    Board member since: 2019

    Independent: Yes

    Kristian Nylén

    Kristian Nylén

    Chief Executive Officer

    Born: 1970

    Nationality: Swedish

    Employed by Kambi since 2010

    Education: BSc. Business Administration, Studies in Mathematics and Statisitcs from the University of Karlstad

    Kristian joined Unibet in 2000 and within three years had assumed responsibility for Unibet’s entire Sportsbook operation and joined the Group’s management team. Kristian became CEO of Kambi upon its formation in 2010, and leads on all commercial aspects of the business.

    Kristian Nylén holds 765,000 shares and 50,000 options in the Company.

     

    Erik Lögdberg

    Erik Lögdberg

    Deputy CEO, Chief Business Development Officer

    Born: 1979

    Nationality: Swedish

    Employed at Kambi since 2010

    Education: MSc. Electrical Engineering From the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

    Erik joined Unibet in 2005, quickly becoming head of live betting, with responsibilities including operations and product development. This period coincided with the growth in live betting and the formation of Kambi. Erik is now deputy CEO and leads on product and operational matters.

    Erik Lögdberg holds 71,999 shares and 100,000 options in the Company.

    David Kenyon

    David Kenyon

    Chief Financial Officer

    Born: 1975

    Nationality: British

    Employed at Kambi since 2010

    Education: MA. in Modern Languages from Oxford University

    Having qualified at KPMG, David joined Unibet in 2002 as Group Financial Controller, working on Unibet’s NASDAQ OMX Stockholm listing. He then spent two years at the Capital Pub Company as CFO, where he floated the company on AIM, before moving back to Unibet in 2008. David has been CFO of Kambi, leading the financial and corporate functions, since its formation.

    David Kenyon holds 49,830 shares and 80,000 options in the Company.

    Cecilia Wachtmeister

    Cecilia Wachtmeister

    EVP Business & Group Functions 

    Born: 1966

    Nationality: Swedish 

    Employed by Kambi since 2019

    Education: MSc. in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Institute of Technology in Linköping, Sweden

    Nationality: Swedish 

    Cecilia joined the Kambi executive management team in 2019, where she took on responsibility for the Group’s Commercial, Marketing Communications, Strategy and Human Resources functions. Cecilia previously spent more than 20 years at Ericsson, during which time she held various senior and international positions in the company, gaining vast experience of long sales cycles in B2B.

    Cecilia Wachtmeister holds 10,000 shares and 67,500 options in the Company. 

     

     

    Jonas Jansson

    Jonas Jansson

    Chief Operating Officer

    Born: 1969

    Nationality: Swedish

    Employed at Kambi since 2010

    Education: BSc. in Business Administration, Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Karlstad and studies in Data and System Devlopment at Stockholm University

    Jonas joined Unibet almost two decades ago, becoming head of trading in 2003 and COO of Kambi upon its formation in 2010. He leads on all operational aspects of the Sportsbook, including pricing, risk management
    and responsible gaming.

    Jonas Jansson holds 211,500 shares and 37,500 options in the Company.

    Andreas Söneby

    Andreas Söneby

    Chief Technology Officer

    Born: 1973

    Nationality: Swedish

    Employed at Kambi since 2010

    Education: MSc. in Computer Science from the Royal Institue of Technology in Stockhom (KTH)

    Andreas is responsible for managing and developing Kambi’s technology and systems, ensuring they meet business objectives and have the capacity to handle fast-growing transactional volumes. Andreas was previously CTO at Unibet.

    Andreas Söneby holds 55,300 shares and 37,500 options in the Company.

    Max Meltzer

    Max Meltzer

    Chief Commercial Officer

    Born: 1987

    Nationality: British

    Employed at Kambi since 2016

    Education: LLM Master of Laws Degree and BA (Hons) Business Degree from Durham University 

    Leading Kambi’s commercial division, Max is responsible for the formalisation, execution and development of Kambi’s commercial strategy focusing on new business growth and customer retention. Max joined Kambi in 2016 from the Press Association where he was Head of Sales. He was previously Co-Founder and Director of a successful sports agency representing Premier League footballers before selling his shares in 2014.

    Max Meltzer holds 1,650 shares and 32,500 options in the Company.

    Chris Fox

    Chris Fox

    Chief Legal Officer

    Born: 1983

    Nationality: British 

    Employed at Kambi since 2016

    Education: BA. Ancient History from the University of Durham

    Chris joined Kambi in 2016 and is responsible for the Legal, Insurance, Regulatory Audit, and Licensing functions. His team provides strategic and legal support to all areas of the business, including Marketing, KAM, IT, Sales and HR. Since joining Kambi, Chris has led on a number of change management programmes to stream-line legal processes, resulting in improved efficiency, cost savings and reduced risk. Chris previously worked as a strategy consultant and lawyer at Accenture plc, Eversheds LLP and Vodafone Group plc.

    Chris Fox holds 8,000 shares and 32,500 options in the Company.

    Kamil Gajewski

    Kamil Gajewski

    Chief Strategy Officer

    Born: 1982

    Nationality: Swedish

    Employed at Kambi since 2011

    Education: MSc. in Business Administration from Uppsala University

    Kamil is responsible for driving and supporting the Kambi strategy, in terms both of its development and its progression. He also directs the provision of intelligence to inform the company’s strategic decisions. Kamil previously spent five years as Kambi’s head of business development and business intelligence. Prior to joining the company in 2011, Kamil had spells at gaming companies bwin and Ongame.

    Kamil Gajewski holds 15,417 shares and 30,000 options in the Company.

    Christina Haralambous

    Christina Haralambous

    Chief Communications Officer

    Born: 1982

    Nationality: British

    Employed at Kambi since 2016

    Education: PG DIP in Professional Marketing Management from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)

    As the steward of the Kambi brand, Christina is responsible for leading a team covering the brand strategy, internal and external communications, go-to-market strategy and implementation, event management and campaign management. She joined Kambi in 2016. Prior to joining Kambi, Christina gained more than 10 years of media, marketing and communications experience at WPP media agency MEC (now Wavemaker), Touchline media, TfL, Net#work BBDO, and TBWA.

    Christina Haralambous holds 30,000 options in the Company.

    David Jacquet

    David Jacquet 

    SVP Analytics

    Born: 1977

    Nationality: Swedish 

    Employed at Kambi since 2019

    Education: PhD in pure mathematics from Stockholm University

    David is responsible for the Analytics Department, which includes the mathematical modeling, machine learning and Artificial Intelligence powering Kambi's trading systems; and the data analytics insights Kambi leverages to make informed decisions, including the allocation of resources. David has a background working as a cryptologist and mathematician for Swedish signal intelligence; mathematics consultant; algorithmic trader and startup entrepreneur. While studying for his PhD, David helped build the first soccer trading model for Unibet in 2006.

    David Jacquet holds 15,000 options in the Company.

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    Zaghfran Road 32
    Attard ATD 9012
    Malta
    Tel: +356 21 34 57 60

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    Kambi Articles of Association

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    Kambi Company Description

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