MTG senior management shuffle
January 18, 2019
Lars Torstensson is to take up position as MTG EVP, Head of Communications & Investor Relations from June 19th. David Boyd has been appointed interim Head of Investor Relations at MTG from January 28th.
Jette Nygaard-Andersen, MTG EVP, CEO of MTG International Entertainment & MTG Digital Video Content, has announced he will be leaving MTG at the end of February.
MTG says the appointment of Torstensson as MTG EVP, Head of Communications & Investor Relations reflects the ongoing process to split MTG into two companies – MTG and Nordic Entertainment Group – and list Nordic Entertainment Group in March 2019.
Torstensson is currently Chief Communications Officer at Swedish listed consulting company Sweco AB and has held communications, investor relations, strategy and business development positions at Gelato AS and Tele2 Group. He previously worked at Swedbank Robur and Handelsbanken Asset Management. As previously announced, current MTG EVP and Head of Communications Matthew Hooper has been appointed as NENT Group EVP, Head of Corporate Affairs, and CEO of NENT Group UK.
Jørgen Madsen Lindemann, MTG President and CEO, commented: “I am delighted that Lars is joining our team. As we proceed with the split of the company, our priority is to develop and expand MTG’s portfolio of hyper growth global companies in esports, online gaming and digital video content. Lars’ in-depth knowledge of both finance and communications, combined with his passion for business development, makes him a perfect match for us as we accelerate our development.”
Lindemann added: “I want to thank Jette for her outstanding contribution to MTG over the past 16 years. She has been instrumental in the success of a wide range of our entertainment operations and in our digital transformation. I have enjoyed working closely with Jette and wish her all the best as she pursues opportunities outside MTG.”