Danske Spil appoints new CFO

9 August 2019

Søren Skovdal Rasmussen has been appointed chief financial officer of Denmark’s state-controlled gaming operator Danske Spil, succeeding Allan Auning-Hansen.

Skovdal Rasmussen, who will begin his new role on November 1, previously worked as chief executive of newsagent chain Kort & Godt A / S.

The position became vacant in May, when Auning-Hansen accepted a position as a partner and chief financial officer at Joe & The Juice.

Before his position at  Kort & Godt A / S., Skovdal Rasmussen  had been chief financial officer and later deputy director of strategy at DSB.

“I was presented to several strong candidates who showed great interest in the position of CFO at Danske Spil,” Danske Speil chief executive, Susanne Mørch Koch, said. “For the election of Søren Skovdal Rasmussen it was crucial that he has a unique combination of strong financial and strategic experience combined with a deep insight into retail, including the turnover our products have in retail.”

Skovdal Rasmussen added: “It has long been a strong desire for me to work 100% again with numbers and finances. Therefore, I was not in doubt when I was given the opportunity to do this in Danske Spil. That I can then draw on my vast experience of working in retail and the commercial energy makes the match absolutely perfect.

"I look forward to getting into the work and getting to know the company and its talented employees.”

Last month, Danske Spil sold its 60% stake in games developer CEGO to the studio's original owners and the private equity fund Via Equity III.