David Vaněk is going to take on the role of Fortuna Entertainment Group (FEG)´s Group CEO

David Vaněk, currently General Manager of Fortuna Entertainment Group CZ (FEG CZ) and the member of the FEG group executive team, will take on the role of interim CEO of FEG as of 1.3.2022. He will replace Per Widerstrom who is leaving the Group at the end of February.  Over the seven years, the FEG business has grown more than five times in size and the Group has become a leading licensed omni-channel betting and gaming operator in CEE region.

„I would like to thank Per for his great contribution and hard work. FEG is one of the biggest platforms in Penta´s portfolio. FEG has been  a success story  growing and developing a local business to regional scale and is now an internationally recognized brand. As shareholders, we are strongly determined to support the further growth of the Group“, Iain Child, the Managing Partner of Penta Investments said.

 “Seven years is indeed a long time and there are so many people I would like to thank for having been with me and FEG during this journey, be it our customers, business partners or other stakeholders. In particular, I would like to thank all the fantastic employees who have made FEG to the great company it is today as well as to thank Penta Investments for their great support and collaboration. Leaving FEG at this time feels right, in particular knowing that the company is well poised for further growth as well as being in very good hands with David Vaněk and the rest of the Group Executive team“, said Per Widerstrom. 

I am proud to have been given the opportunity to lead FEG into the next phase of its development. I am truly excited about the tremendous potential that the company has and I am looking forward to leveraging the group’s extensive know-how to deliver a market-leading value proposition to all our customers.”, David Vaněk said. 


About Fortuna Entertainment Group

Fortuna Entertainment Group a.s. (FEG) is a leading 100% regulated omni-channel betting and gaming operator in Central and Eastern Europe. The company started in the Czech Republic and has become a truly international operator. Its footprint now extends to the Slovak, Polish, Romanian, and Croatian markets. Active players are being served across both digital (web & mobile) and retail (more than 3,200 stores) channels. In 2021, the Group generated more than EUR 400 million of Net gaming revenue.


About Penta

Penta is a Central European investment group established in 1994. It operates mainly in healthcare, financial services, manufacturing, retail, media and real estate development. Its portfolio companies provide jobs to more than 41,000 people and reported assets of EUR 12 billion in 2021. Penta operates in more than 10 European countries and has offices in Prague, Bratislava and Warsaw.

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