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MTG’s Catrina to become Nordic Entertainment Group CFO

MTG’s chief strategy officer, Gabriel Catrina, is set to become chief financial officer of Nordic Entertainment Group as MTG prepares to divide its business in two.

Catrina will combine the group CFO role with his previously announced position as executive vice president, chief strategy officer and head of M&A for Nordic Entertainment Group, effective July 1.

The news marks the completion of the new Nordic Entertainment Group leadership team, with the other appointments announced last month. Catrina due to report to Nordic Entertainment president and CEO Anders Jensen (pictured).

“Securing the very best talent in every position is a priority for Nordic Entertainment Group as we continue our progress towards the spin-off and listing,” said Jensen.

“Gabriel’s proven strategic and financial planning skills, together with his passion for building businesses, will be invaluable to the group’s future success.”

Catrina joined MTG in September 2013, before which he was head of the media, communications and technology practice for management consulting firm Booz and Company in the Nordic region.

MTG announced in March that it would split its business in two, with Nordic Entertainment Group to comprise MTG’s current Nordic Entertainment and MTG Studios business segments, as well as Splay Networks.

The new MTG side of the business will be a pure-play digital entertainment company focused on eSports and online gaming.

The split is due to take place in the second half of 2018 when all the shares in Nordic Entertainment Group will be distributed to MTG’s shareholders and listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm.