Multilotto names Hellbjer as new CEO

21 January 2019

Lottery betting company Multilotto has promoted Christian Hellbjer to the role of chief executive, following the departure of Thomas Biro.

Hellbjer has been with Multilotto since January 2016, first serving as financial controller before moving on to become CFO in October 2016.

He replaces Biro, who recently opted the leave the company after seven years as its CEO.

“It’s an honour for me to take over the role of CEO and I am very excited to have the opportunity to guide the Multilotto team to the highest levels and continue building on our strong foundations,” Hellbjer said.

Meanwhile, Multilotto has also appointed Mark Knighton, formerly of Svenska Spel, as its new head of operations.

Knighton was most recently a principle consultant for the Obsidian Consultancy, prior to which he spent over four years as chief sales officer at Sweden’s Svenska Spel.

Speaking about his new role, Knighton said: “This is a very exciting time to join a company which has been making substantial headway in the online lottery betting industry, and I look forward to playing a key role at Multilotto in keeping the drive of such an ambitious operation moving forward.”

Malta-headquartered Multilotto allows users to bet on the outcome of many major lotteries around the world, including the Mega Millions and Powerball draws in the US. The company currently holds licences in the UK, Ireland, Malta and Sweden.

Last July, Multilotto became one of the founding members of the European Lotto Betting Association (ELBA), alongside myLotto24, Legacy8, Lottoland and Lottogo. ELBA was established to offer a collective voice to “dispel myths” about the sector, according to spokesperson Lena Patel.