Swedish igaming hosting business Internet Vikings has appointed Rickard Vikström, one of its founders, as its new chief executive.
Vikström, who officially began his new role on 1 July, helped found the business in 2008 and has served on the Internet Vikings board.
Aside from his work with the business, Vikström also founded Domain Crawler, a spin-off from Internet Vikings, as well as IT security company Holm Securit, drop catching service Snapback and business information portal Kortea.
Vikström is also a former board member at Aplexa and Speqta, while he spent time as chair of the Polar Bear Group.
He will replace Peter Ekmark, who had served as the CEO of Internet Vikings since October 2019, following a spell as director business development for William Hill.
“Currently, Internet Vikings is one of the fastest growing B2B companies in the sector, and I intend to keep this pace,” Vikström said. “I would like to thank my predecessor, Peter, for all the amazing work he has done with the company’s transition over the past three years.
“We truly appreciate his input. Peter will continue to contribute to Internet VIkings’ global mission by joining the board of directors.”
Ekmark added: “I am convinced that I could not be leaving the company in more capable hands. Rickard possesses all the right skills to take the Vikings to the next level, becoming the best hosting provider for the igaming and sports betting industry.
“His appointment will further boost the company’s growth strategy as it continues to deliver the best hosting experience.”