The supervisory board of NOVOMATIC AG decided to accept a request from Harald Neumann to resign as CEO as of February 29, 2020 due to family reasons. Mr. Neumann will continue to have supervisory board functions and to advise the company on international projects.
“On behalf of company founder Prof. Johann Graf and the supervisory board of NOVOMATIC AG, I would like to thank Mr. Neumann for his great commitment as chairman of the management board over the past six years. Mr. Neumann made a significant contribution to the successful expansion of the group” – says Dr. Bernd Oswald, chairman of the supervisory board.
Mr. Neumann made a significant contribution to the successful expansion of the group. His personal wish to resign from his position at the end of the month was granted with regret”, he added.
Ryszard Presch and Johannes Gratzl will take over the management board responsibilities previously held by Mr. Neumann and will lead the company as a management team.
The NOVOMATIC Group (including the NOVO SWISS AG and Novo Invest GmbH) is one of the biggest international producers and operators of gaming technologies and employs around 30,000 staff worldwide. Founded by entrepreneur Professor Johann F. Graf in 1980, the Group has locations in around 50 countries and exports high-tech electronic gaming equipment and solutions to more than 75 countries. The Group operates around 230,000 gaming terminals and video lottery terminals (VLTs) in its some 2,100 plus gaming operations as well as via rental concepts.
Through its numerous international subsidiaries, the NOVOMATIC Group is fully active in all segments of the gaming industry and thus offers a diversified Omni-channel product portfolio to its partners and clients around the world. This product range includes land based gaming products and services, management systems and cash management, online/mobile and social gaming solutions as well as lottery and sports betting solutions together with a range of sophisticated ancillary products and services.