Sazka Group, the major European lottery operator, has appointed Kenneth Morton as CFO, it was announced this week.
Sazka specialises in private lotteries and has interests across the continent, including the Czech Republic, Greece, Austria, Italy and Cyprus. Morton’s appointment takes effect on February 1 but the current CFO, Peter Stohr, will remain with the group until the end of March to ensure a smooth transition.
Morton was head of corporate finance at KKCG since April of last year and in that role spent much of his time on projects involving the Sazka Group. That work included the voluntary tender offer for shares in OPAP, the Greek lottery. Before joining KKCG, Morton was an investment banker at Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank in London, Moscow and Hong Kong.