The Yolo Group has vertically integrated a number of its existing Yolo Ventures B2B gaming products under a new CEO, with former NetEnt and Pariplay veteran Christine Lewis set to oversee Hub88, OneTouch and the Bombay Group.
As part of the restructuring, Yolo Ventures, the B2B and partnerships arm of Yolo Group, will invest additional capital to expedite the rapid growth of the Hub88 content aggregator platform. Hub88 will ultimately be able to offer all partners international banking services through open banking functionality via FCA regulated Aims Financial, a Yolo Investments invested asset.
Lewis - who most recently served as the chief commercial officer of Pariplay - will assume the newly-created position of CEO of the Bombay Group.
Her remit will involve heading up Hub88, as well as the high roller live casino product Bombay Club and the innovative mobile-focused games studio OneTouch.
Maarja Pärt, CEO of the Yolo Group, said: “We’re putting into place a world-class team to take our B2B gaming businesses to the next level, and Christine is a vital part of it. Her experience at some of the biggest names in our industry stands her apart, and she’s exactly the type of disruptive thinker we welcome at the Yolo Group. It’s great to have her onboard.”
Christine Lewis, CEO of the Bombay Group, said: “I’ve watched the remarkable growth of Yolo Group over the past few years with interest. Hub88, OneTouch and more recently the Bombay Club live studio are changing the game with new approaches to old challenges. It’s a real honour to join the team.”
Ragnar Toompere, who was serving as acting head of OneTouch, will now sit on the board of Yolo Ventures, the business area for Yolo Group’s strategic and B2B partnerships.
We are also thrilled to welcome new team member Jose Micallef, who has an extensive background in iGaming - he will be joining us as Chief Operations Officer for Yolo Ventures. While in June we welcomed our Head of Live Studios James Corrie on board - he will continue to overlook our current studios as well as our future studio projects. Neil Howells who has been taking care of our Bombay Studios so far will be responsible for the commercial management of the Bombay Group.
Last month, Yolo Group announced a major rebrand to better reflect its status as disruptors across a diverse range of sectors including gaming and fintech.