|Hong Kong-based gaming technology provider PacificNet has announced the appointment of Harmen Brenninkmeijer to its Board of Directors following the firm’s successful acquisition of Octavian International in January.|
Brenninkmeijer was the Chief Executive Officer for Octavian International and founded the business in 2001 to focus on the commercial opportunities developing in Russia. Octavian grew to become a leading global developer of networked games and systems for the casino and lottery markets along with serving as a supplier of third-party equipment from many of the world’s leading manufacturers.
'I am delighted to join the PacificNet board and very much look forward to contributing to the company’s planned growth in the global gaming sector,” said Brenninkmeijer.
“PacificNet has a strong gaming focus and the acquisition of Octavian has further strengthened that position.'
After founding Octavian, Brenninkmeijer was elected as the first Chairman of the European Gaming Organization, a position he held for three years, and currently sits on the Advisory Board for Global Gaming Expo, a leading gaming industry expo.
'The gaming industry experience and expertise that Harmen and his team add to the overall PacificNet offering is considerable,” said Tony Tong, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for PacificNet.
“Harmen has extensive commercial experience in gaming markets throughout the world and Octavian games and systems have already been selected in no less than 24 gaming jurisdictions across the globe. The appointment of Harmen to our board is an important step towards PacificNet achieving its ambitions in the growing and hugely exciting global gaming market.'