Bragg Gaming Group has appointed gaming industry veteran Jim Ryan and securities lawyer Paul Pathak to its board of directors, along with Bragg CFO Akshay Kumar who joined the firm in December 2017.

Ryan is an experienced online gaming executive and CEO of Pala Interactive LLC. He has also held leadership roles at a number of other established online gaming companies including digital entertainment (Co-CEO), PartyGaming, St. Minver and Excapsa Software (CEO), and Cryptologic Software (CFO). He also currently holds board roles at JPJ Group PLC (LSE), Gaming Realms PLC, Pala Interactive LLC and Fralis LLC, and has served on the boards of several other public and private companies.

Pathak is an established securities and investment industry lawyer, and partner at Chitiz Pathak LLP, practising primarily in the areas of corporate, securities, mergers, acquisitions and commercial law. He acts for issuers in a broad range of securities transactions, including Initial Public Offerings (IPOs), reverse takeovers (RTOs), establishment of capital pool companies, going-private transactions and other financing structures. Pathak currently serves as a director of JPJ Group PLC (LSE), the Intertain Group Limited (TSX) and Wayland Group Corp. (CSE), and has served on the boards on several other public and private companies.

“We’re happy that Jim, Paul and Akshay have agreed to join the board,” said Dominic Mansour, CEO of Bragg. “We’re very focused on our objective of developing into a global gaming force, and we need a board with the skills to support that growth. Jim and Akshay both bring extensive gaming industry experience to the team, and Paul’s expertise in M&A will be instrumental to our growth plan.”

The company stated: “These appointments constitute a major restructure of Bragg’s board, following the recent resignations of board members Marvin Igelman and Mike Galloro and the previously announced departures of Nick Thain and Jae Chalfin. Bragg would like to thank Mr Galloro and Mr Igelman for their services and for enabling a smooth transition of the board, as a result of their planned resignations.