Auning-Hansen to exit as CFO of Danske Spil

29 May 2019

Danish gambling operator Danske Spil has revealed that Allan Auning-Hansen is to step down as its chief financial officer.

Auning-Hansen will become both a partner and CFO of Joe & The Juice, joining the juice bar and coffee shop chain in October.

Danske Spil has now launched a search to appoint a replacement for Auning-Hansen ahead of his official departure.

“Danske Spil is a unique company that gives entertainment and dreams to the Danes and thus creates a great profit, which contributes to the Danish society - not least for sports,” Auning-Hansen said.

“For joy and benefit, as we say, and something that I will always be proud of having been a central part of. I am sure that the future of the company and the many skilled employees will be just as distinguished as the past, and I promise to keep the tab high until my last day.”

Susanne Mørch Koch, group CEO at Danske Spil, added: “Although I am sorry to lose Allan, a skilled daily business partner, I am pleased on his behalf and that Danske Spil can deliver talented managers to other ambitious Danish companies

“I know this is an opportunity that Allan could not refuse. I have appreciated Allan’s skill and high spirits, and I wish him all the best in his further career.”

Confirmation of Auning-Hansen’s departure comes after Danske Spil earlier this month brokered a deal to acquire Tivoli Gardens' online gaming business. Danske Spil will be able to use the brand for the next 10 years, after which the parties will evaluate the success of the venture and decide whether the arrangement should be extended.