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NOVOMATIC Africa introduces new management structure

NOVOMATIC has been spearheading the South African gaming industry with a long-term footprint and a record of success for close to 23 years.

The team at the regional NOVOMATIC Africa headquarters located in Midrand, Gauteng, delivers first class products and services to operators in both the casino and the LPM market sectors in South Africa and many other African countries as well as strategically steering NOVOMATIC’s gaming operations in Eswatini.

Sonya Nikolova, a member of the local Board of Directors for several years, has decided to move back to Europe to take on a new strategic role in the area of Global Sales at NOVOMATIC’s headquarters in Austria.

Muriel Loftie-Eaton and Alexander Merwald will remain in their current Board of Director functions at the NOVOMATIC Africa, with Loftie-Eaton joining Merwald as Managing Director at NOVOMATIC South Africa (PTY) Ltd.

Chantel Crossley, who has been with the NOVOMATIC Africa Group since 2022 as Head of the Group’s finance department, will join Loftie-Eaton and Merwald as Managing Director of the local Group’s holding company, as well as joining Merwald as Managing Director co-heading the Group’s operational company in Eswatini.

Crossley is a chartered accountant with degrees from the University of Witwatersrand and many years of financial and operational experience in the IT and financial services industries. In her new role, she will bring her in-depth knowledge of the South African market as well as management skills and strategic focus to NOVOMATIC.

“Since joining the NOVOMATIC Group, I have been excited to be part of one of the largest integrated gaming companies in the world. Now, I am looking forward to being able to contribute my personal management expertise and experience on a strategic level to further the growth of the Group in the region,” said Chantel Crossley.

Alexander Merwald adds: “Muriel Loftie-Eaton and I are delighted to have Chantel Crossley join us as Managing Director at the NOVOMATIC Africa Group. We are looking forward to collaborating with her to grow NOVOMATIC’s markets in the South African region together.”

Author: Charles Howard