Betsson board member Sjöberg resigns

11 October 2018

Tristan Sjöberg has resigned from his position on Betsson’s board of directors after becoming embroiled in a tax dispute, the operator confirmed today (Thursday).

In a short statement confirming the news, Betsson said that Sjöberg’s dispute is with the Swedish tax authorities regarding tax liability.

Betsson also stated that Sjöberg resigned from the company “at his own request”.

When contacted by iGamingBusiness.com, a Betsson spokesperson said that the tax dispute itself “has nothing to do with Betsson”.

Aside from his role with Betsson, Sjöberg currently serves as executive director of gaming equipment company TCS John Huxley.

He is also a co-owner and director of investment firm Knuttson Holdings and is on the board at farming company Barramundi Asia Pte.

Sjöberg’s departure comes as Betsson awaits a decision from Sweden’s regulator on its licence application for the country’s re-regulated market.

Betsson was one of 22 companies that put forward a proposal on the opening day of applications in August, along with the likes of Svenska Spel and Cherry.

Sweden will launch its re-regulated market on January 1 and some licences could be awarded next month ahead of the go-live date.

Betsson recently stated it is “well prepared” for regulatory changes in Sweden, despite confirmation last month that chief financial officer Kaaren Hilsen has opted to leave the company.

At the time, chief executive Pontus Lindwall said: “Betsson is a stronger company than it was a year ago and I'm sure we will soon recruit a new CFO who wants to take part in taking Betsson to the next level.”

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