Esports Entertainment Group (EEG) has named Damian Mathews as its new Chief Financial Officer.
Already a member of the EEG’s Board of Directors and Chairman of the Audit Committee, Mathews will replace current CFO, Dan Marks, from April 2.
“Damian Mathews brings more than 25 years of global experience, working across banking, private equity, and real estate,” said Grant Johnson, CEO of Esports Entertainment Group.
“Damian has been a valuable part of the Company’s board since 2020 and we’re confident Damian’s expertise and leadership will make him a critical partner as we execute on our strategic and financial plan for this year and beyond.”
From 2014 to 2020, Mathews was the CFO of the Qatar and Abu Dhabi Investment Company, and from 2012 to 2014, he was Director of the consultancy NZ Pacific Investments.
He has also held various senior management positions at Commonwealth Bank of Australia Group, and various positions of growing stature at ABN Amro, Royal Bank of Scotland, Credit Suisse First Boston, and KPMG.
Commenting on his appointment, Mathews stated: “I am delighted to accept the appointment as EEG’s Chief Financial Officer.
“The company has grown rapidly and has immense ambition in the exciting industry of esports. 2022 will be a pivotal and exciting time as we aim to continue to grab market share and develop and enhance our products to drive strong unit economics.
“I believe the company’s product offerings are at the early stages of their growth cycles and well-positioned to capitalize on a sizable market opportunity and evolving consumer behaviors. I look forward to helping Esports Entertainment Group in its efforts to further expand its market share in the coming year.”