Who is Jette Nygaard-Andersen?
Jette Nygaard-Andersen is a Danish businesswoman and the new CEO of Entain, one of the most prominent global players in iGaming and gambling. Learn more about Jette Nygaard-Andersen and her career to date right here.
Jette Nygaard-Andersen’s Early Career
Jette is a Danish businesswoman born in October 1968. She began her education in the world of business, completing an undergraduate degree at Columbia University. She then studied business, economics, and finance at the University of Copenhagen, graduating with a master’s degree.
After graduation, she worked for various gaming and broadcasting companies within the Swedish Modern Times Group. Before her latest appointment, she had over two decades of experience working for entertainment, sports and media businesses.
Jette Nygaard-Andersen Lands CEO role
As of January 2021, she has been appointed as the new CEO of Entain Group and supervisor of all sports betting, poker, bingo, and casino sites – including the hugely successful PartyCasino. She succeeds Shay Segev, who left Entain after MGM Resort’s bid for the group was rejected for a second time. Before earning her role as CEO, Jette Nygaard-Andersen was already involved as a non-executor board member.
Her new role is one of many changes to the group after rebranding from GVC Holdings in late 2020. Entain is now focusing its attention on creating a safer online gaming and betting space, including more regulated markets and charitable actions through the Entain foundation. This young lady is one of only a handful of women working as leading CEOs in the industry, highlighting Entain’s commitment to diversity and change for the better. The company is quickly becoming the benchmark for other gaming and gambling businesses to follow.
More About Entain
Entain is a group that owns some of the world’s most recognised betting companies, bookmakers, and casino sites. They own Ladbrokes, BWin, Coral, and their flagship online casino, PartyCasino. Despite a troubling year for all companies across the industry in 2020, the business was able to come out the other side stable and thrive thanks to their online services. PartyCasino remained a popular haunt for gamblers wanting to play slot games, live dealer games, and competitions.
Jette Nygaard-Andersen and the Future of Entain
The chairman of Entain, Barry Gibson, declared that the group was fortunate to have a readymade replacement for Shay Segev in-house and is looking forward to what Jette Nygaard-Andersen can bring to the group. He continued to say that Jette is already familiar with the group and what they are trying to achieve in the coming years, making the transition seamless.
Jette herself declared her excitement at taking up the new role, citing player protection and sustainability as the key to success in the future. Entain is also known to be attacking other regulated markets in the near future, not limited to the ones coming ajar in North American.