Parimatch Hunts for New CEO Following Maksym Liashko’s Exit

Parimatch Group seeks a new CEO following the resignation of Maksym Liashko as Managing Partner and Chief Executive of the Eastern European gambling group.

This afternoon, Energame, the Parimatch Group’s managing company, notified media outlets that it had “accepted the resignation of Maksym Liashko”.

The update informed that “the decision was taken this week during a shareholder meeting of the international holding Parimatch and its management company Energame”.

A partner of Energame, Liashko was appointed CEO of Parimatch Group in April 2022, following a strategic review of the business due to the complications of Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine.

Structural changes to Parimatch Group saw the formation of Energame in the winter of 2023, becoming the Eastern European gambling group’s new operating company.

In March, Parimatch was amongst 287 betting companies ordered to shut down by an executive decree of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC).

The Security Council ordered a suspension of bookmakers, citing ‘economic conflicts’ due to ties with Russia.

Parimatch maintains that sanctions imposed by the NSDC are unjustified, as its business has no links to Russia, and had contributed UAH 485m (£10.5m) in taxes and license payments in 2023 before it was banned.

Concluding its update, Energame detailed: “Parimatch will in the meantime be managed directly by relevant corporate boards supported by a cadre of capable and long-standing senior staff that enjoy the full confidence of the shareholders.

“All of the group’s companies continue operating as normal while the shareholders have initiated a search for the new CEO to lead the group and continue to deliver the outstanding level of services to customers and partners worldwide.”

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