Sporting Group Has a New CEO
French national lottery games operator Groupe FDJ has announced that Andy Wright will be the new Chief Executive Officer of its sports betting unit, Sporting Group.
Sporting Group’s soon-to-be-ex CEO Simon Trim has worked for Sporting Group for 23 years and during the last 5 years, he held leading management positions. In 2019 when Sporting group became a part of Groupe FDJ Simon Trim led the company through the merging process.
Andy Wright is not a new name in the lottery and betting industry high management. During the last 3 years, Mr. Wright held the position of General Manager at the Australian division of countries biggest gambling company, Tabcorp Holdings Limited.
The French lottery giant noted that Mr. Wright’s experience and insight regarding the sports betting industry in the decision to appoint him as Sporting Group’s CEO.
Andy Wright has also commented on the new development of his career expressing his admiration towards the London-based Sporting Group and noted its progress in becoming a well-known and leading brand all around the world.
Simon Trim will continue to assist the Sporting Group in fulfilling its goals by accepting the position of CEO’s special adviser. Mr. Trim will guide the new CEO during the transition and offer his insight on how the company operates.
Française des Jeux’s Executive VP, Xavier Etienne expressed his gratitude towards the Simon Trim and highlighted his contribution in establishing and maintaining Sporting Group’s strong brand and market presence.
He also prized the skills and expertise of the new CEO as well as his leadership style and is hopeful that Sporting group under the leadership of Andy Wright will, even more, strengthen its market positions.