Novomatic hands top systems role to Czapkiewicz

11 December 2018

Novomatic has appointed Bartholomäus Czapkiewicz as its new chief systems officer as part of a wider effort to expand its research and development activities.

Czapkiewicz (pictured), who also joins the operator and supplier's executive board, has worked at Novomatic for the past 10 years, serving in a number of senior roles across various departments.

He was previously responsible for coordinating international development projects, and also led the company’s research and development department in his role as managing director of its Novomatic Gaming Industries subsidiary.

“As part of the successful executive team, my goal, in particular, is to continue development in system and platform solutions, and ensure that our processes become even more efficient as we look towards the future,” Czapkiewicz said.

Bernd Oswald, head of the supervisory board at Novomatic, added: “Over the past few years, Bartholomäus has played a decisive role in successfully expanding our innovative abilities."

“He is an internationally-experienced research and development mathematician and computer scientist, with a focus on system and platform solutions.”

The appointment of Bartholomäus comes after Novomatic in October brought in Felipe Ludeña to head up its plans for sports betting expansion in European and North American markets. Ludeña joined from Codere Group, where he had led the sports betting provider’s Spanish online business unit since 2011.

The company enjoyed a successful first half of the year, during which sales reached a record €1.37bn (£1.24bn/$1.56 bn). This led to an 11.6% increase in earnings before interest and deductions to €318m.

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