Esports entertainment company Allied Esports Entertainment has appointed Roy Anderson as its Chief Financial Officer.
Anderson joins the company after Anthony Hung resigned from the role in September 2021.
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Prior to joining Allied Esports Entertainment, Anderson was a partner at international accounting firm Mazars. According to the release, his clients included companies involved in the gaming and events industry, as well the technology, media and telecom (TMT) sector.
Libing (Claire) Wu, CEO, President, and General Counsel of Allied Esports Entertainment, spoke on the appointment in a release: “It gives me great pleasure to announce the appointment of Roy Anderson as our new Chief Financial Officer. Roy brings strong leadership qualities, financial acumen, and strategic M&A experience to our executive team.
“This, combined with his broad-based industry expertise, makes him ideally suited to lead our finance and accounting activities as we continue our previously announced process to explore M&A opportunities. I am delighted to have Roy join our senior leadership team.”
Effective immediately, Anderson will assist the company in exploring new merger and acquisition opportunities. In March 2021, Allied Esports Entertainment received a $100m (£~72.3m) purchase offer from casino owners Bally’s Corporation but rejected the deal after selling the World Poker Tour to investment group Element Partners.
Esports Insider says: With a wealth of experience within the financial sector, appointing Roy Anderson as the CFO of Allied Esports Entertainment is a solid move as the company continues to assess its options in the final quarter of 2021.