Relax Gaming brings in Tommi Maijala as new chief executive

1 November 2019

iGaming content developer and aggregation platform provider Relax Gaming has named former Kindred Group executive Tommi Maijala as its new chief executive, with his predecessor Daniel Eskola shifting to a new role as chief commercial officer.

Maijala (pictured) most recently served as chief commercial officer for Kindred’s Malta business, overseeing its operations in Australia, France and the UK. He joined the operator in 2015, after it acquired his previous business iGame Group, where he held a number of roles from 2008, rising to lead the business as CEO.

“Having followed Relax Gaming from day one, I am extremely honoured to join the team and continue to take the company to new heights alongside Daniel,” Maijala said.

“Relax Gaming has been on a fantastic journey since 2010, growing significantly in the last two years in terms of product, offices, talent and market visibility. It’s great to be a part of such a promising future.”

Eskola added: “Tommi is a highly respected individual in the industry and I look forward to working with him to realise the untapped commercial potential for Relax Gaming and unlock further growth as our product offering and reputation grows.”

Following Maijala’s appointment, Eskola, who served as CEO for the past 18 months, moves aside to take charge of the business’ commercial strategy. He will focus on bringing the business to new markets and striking strategic partnerships in the role.

The supplier explained that by splitting the management functions from the commercial activities, the pair would be able to focus on multiple business areas, ensuring Relax could continue its recent growth.

“I’m very excited to dedicate more time to scale our business as CCO and lend more support to the already great work our commercial team has delivered in the last 18 months,” Eskola said.