November 23 2016

Introducing Leigh Nissim, Nektan CEO

With more than 17 years’ experience, working at the highest level in digital and technology businesses, Leigh Nissim was the ideal man to take over the reins at Nektan.

Nissim replaces interim manager Gary Shaw, whose new role is Director of Strategy at the company.

Jim Wilkinson, Chairman of Nektan PLC, said: "We're delighted to be appointing someone of Leigh's calibre and experience to Nektan during this period of high growth and development. With his strong track record of successfully growing gambling businesses across our product verticals and within regulated markets, Leigh's appointment will help Nektan continue its growth momentum and capitalise on new distribution and product opportunities.

The move is the latest in an impressive career in online gaming, including four years as the Global Commercial Director at IGT.   

Following a graduate training programme at Lloyd’s of London, Nissim began his career working in the Market Financial Services sector of the company.

From there he expanded his knowledge and expertise across several companies, taking on consultant, chief executive and managing director roles.

He moved into the world of web titles and technologies in 2000, and has built an excellent reputation in the field. Leigh is now recognised as one of the foremost thought leaders in the business.

Wilkinson, added: “The Board is confident that Leigh’s digital and gaming pedigree, plus his financial background gained earlier in his career at Deloitte, will benefit the employees, customers and shareholders of Nektan as we enter the next chapter of our development.”

Leigh is trilingual, speaking French and Spanish, alongside his native English, having studied French at the University of Birmingham alongside Business.

Away from his computer, he enjoys golf, swimming, and spinning classes.


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