People: Bwin.Party Digital Entertainment PLC (BPTY.L)

BPTY.L on London Stock Exchange

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24 Dec 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Philip Yea

2014 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Norbert Teufelberger

49 2013 Group Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Roderick Perry

68 2011 Senior Independent Non-Executive Deputy Chairman of the Board

Martin Weigold

47 2011 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Robert Hoskin

Company Secretary

Georg Riedl

54 2011 Non-Executive Director

Daniel Silvers

37 2014 Non-Executive Director

Per Afrell

57 2011 Independent Non-Executive Director

Sylvia Coleman

56 2013 Independent Non-Executive Director

Helmut Kern

49 2011 Independent Non-Executive Director

Biographies

Name Description

Philip Yea

Mr. Philip E. Yea has been appointed as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company effective May 22, 2014. He has been appointed as an Non-Executive Chairman of the Board - Elect of the Company effective April 9, 2014. He is a Non-Executive Director of Vodafone Group Plc and Aberdeen Asian Smaller Companies Investment Trust plc and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the British Heart Foundation. He has extensive experience in private equity, having been Chief Executive of 3i Group plc from 2004 to 2009 and as a Managing Director at Investcorp from 1999 to 2004. Prior to these roles he was Finance Director at Diageo plc and prior to that Guinness PLC where he played a key role in the merger to form Diageo. He has chaired a number of leading private companies, including Majid Al Futtaim Properties in Dubai and Leica Geosystems in Switzerland. Previous public company non-executive directorships include Manchester United Plc from 2000 to 2004 where he was the Senior Independent Director, HBOS PLC (2000-2004) and Halifax plc (1999-2000), and William Baird PLC (1995-1999) where he was Deputy Chairman. Philip is a trustee of the Francis Crick Institute and also a member of a number of Advisory Boards. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and has a degree in Modern Languages from Oxford University.

Norbert Teufelberger

Mr. Norbert Teufelberger is Group Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of Bwin.party Digital Entertainment Plc. He has been appointed as Group Chief Executive Officer of the Company effective January 15, 2013. Norbert was the Co-CEO of bwin Interactive Entertainment AG from June 2001, having joined that company in September 1999 and was instrumental in drawing up the initial business plan of bwin and the subsequent structuring and preparation for the public listing of bwin Interactive Entertainment AG. Norbert has been involved in the national and international casino and betting business since 1989. He occupied key positions with Casinos Austria, was a consultant to the Novomatic Group of companies and co-founded a land based casino company currently listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market and on the Prime Market of the Vienna Stock Exchange. Norbert is chairman of the Supervisory Board of the European Gaming and Betting Association (‘EGBA’) and held the post of non-executive director with betbull Holding SE until he resigned at the beginning of 2010. He holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Economics and Business Administration in Vienna.

Roderick Perry

Mr. Roderick William Perry is Senior Independent Non-Executive Deputy Chairman of the Board of Bwin.party Digital Entertainment Plc. Rod originally joined the Company in April 2005 and became a Non Executive Director in May 2005, serving as Chairman of the Board from 29 August 2008 to 31 March 2011. He is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit, Nominations and Integration Committees. Until 2009, Rod was a non executive Director at Gulf of Guinea Energy (a private Cayman company with operations in Nigeria) and Indago Petroleum, an AIM listed oil and gas exploration company incorporated in Guernsey and operating in Oman. He is also an advisor, director and member of the investment committee at Ithmar Capital, which is a $250 million private equity fund focused on the GCC region from its base in Dubai. More recently he has become a Partner in Life Africa Emerging Markets Capital. This is a new fund which is acquiring cellular phone operations across sub Saharan Africa. The first company (Madamobil) has just become operational in Madagascar. Rod had previously been an executive director at 3i Group plc, latterly responsible for venture capital investment activities worldwide. He joined 3i in 1985 as an industrial adviser and was appointed to the executive committee in 1997. He retired from the 3i board in July 2005.

Martin Weigold

Mr. Martin Weigold is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of Bwin.party Digital Entertainment Plc. Martin joined the Company in January 2005 and was appointed to the Board in April 2005. Prior to joining, he was the Chief Financial Officer of Jetix Europe NV, formerly Fox Kids Europe NV, for five years from its listing on Euronext in 1999. Before holding this position, he was the Vice President of Finance of Walt Disney Television International for four years and previously was an Assistant Director of Guinness Mahon Development Capital for six years following a three-year period as a management consultant with Arthur Andersen. He holds a joint honours degree in economics and accounting from Bristol University and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales.

Robert Hoskin

Georg Riedl

Dr. Georg Riedl is Non-Executive Director of Bwin.party Digital Entertainment Plc. Georg served as a member of bwin’s supervisory board from 2005. He is a lawyer with the Riedl law firm in Vienna. He has sat on the boards of Österreichische Salinen AG and group companies, AT&S Austria Technologie & System technik AG, paysafecard.com Wertkarten AG and Wiesenthal & Co AG and bwin Services AG (now bwin.party services (Austria) GmbH). Georg is also a director of Androsh Privatstifung, a bwin.party shareholder.

Daniel Silvers

Mr. Daniel B. Silvers is Non-Executive Director of the Company. He is President of SpringOwl Asset Management LLC (formerly Ader Investment Management LLC) and also serves on the board of directors of India Hospitality Corp. He has previously served on the board of directors of both International Game Technology and Universal Health Services, Inc. Daniel Silvers joined Ader Investment Management from Fortress Investment Group, a leading global alternative asset manager, where he worked from 2005 to 2009. Prior to joining Fortress, he was a senior member of the real estate, gaming and lodging investment banking group at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc., where he was from 1999 to 2005. Daniel Silvers holds a B.S. in Economics and an M.B.A. in Finance from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Per Afrell

Mr. Per Afrell is Independent Non-Executive Director of Bwin.party Digital Entertainment Plc. He is Non-executive: Profi I AB and Profi II AB. He was Executive Director of Profi Management AB and Non-executive of bwin Interactive Entertainment AG and Ongame e solutions AB. Per has been a member of the Stockholm Stock Exchange Listing Committee and Member of the Board of the Swedish Accounting Standards Committee.

Sylvia Coleman

Ms. Sylvia Coleman is Independent Non-Executive Director of Bwin.party Digital Entertainment Plc since March 8, 2013. She is a lawyer who has worked mainly within a corporate environment in consumer-led businesses focused on monetising media rights and brands, primarily in the digital entertainment arena. Her career began with London law firm, Stephenson Harwood in 1980 and five years later she became a legal adviser to the Gallaher Group. In 1987 Sylvia moved into the Music Industry as it began its transition for the digital age. She spent the next 18 years at Sony Music Entertainment, being responsible for Business Affairs in Europe before joining EMI Music to head the legal and business affairs function for the company's international operations, a position she held until 2011. In addition to her professional career, she also served for 15 years as the Chair of Chickenshed Theatre Company, an 'inclusive' theatre company for young people celebrating diversity. Currently on the Board of Reprieve, a human rights organisation promoting the rule of law to secure each person's right to a fair trial, Sylvia is also a member of Action Aid and the Law Society. Sylvia holds an honours degree in Law from Birmingham University.

Helmut Kern

Mr. Helmut Kern is Independent Non-Executive Director of Bwin.party Digital Entertainment Plc. Prior to his appointment Helmut had served on bwin’s supervisory board since 2004. Helmut is owner and CEO of Beyond Consulting GmbH and Beyond Holding GmbH and until October 2011 he was also Head of Consulting Austria with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Previously, he also acted as Global Partner of Deloitte Consulting and was CEO of an Austrian Private Foundation (DFGJ Privatstiftung) and interim director of Wellcon Gesellschaft für Prävention und Arbeitsmedizin GmbH. Helmut Kern holds a Master in Business Administration (‘Magister’) from the University of Economics and Business Administration in Vienna and has completed an Executive Leadership Development Program at Columbia University, N.Y.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Philip Yea

--

Norbert Teufelberger

1,391,520

Roderick Perry

307,942

Martin Weigold

--

Robert Hoskin

--

Georg Riedl

--

Daniel Silvers

--

Per Afrell

--

Sylvia Coleman

--

Helmut Kern

--
As Of 30 Dec 2012
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