Ladbrokes Entain owner appoints Jette Nygaard-Andersen as CEO

(Reuters) – Ladbrokes owner Entain appointed non-executive director Jette Nygaard-Andersen as its chief boss on Thursday, making her the first woman to fill such a role in the UK gambling industry.

The move follows the departure of CEO Shay Segev after he rejected MGM Resorts’ $ 11 billion acquisition approach.

Nygaard-Andersen takes over the new role effective immediately, and outgoing CEO Segev will be on hand for the company until July 8, before joining the global sports streaming platform DAZN, the bookmaker said.

Reportage by Tanishaa Nadkar in Bengaluru; Editing by Shailesh Kuber