Outstanding Contribution Award Europe
Playtech chief executive officer
Mor Weizer has helmed Playtech through 16 years of incredible growth. His strategic mind and considerate management has seen Playtech rise from one of many casino suppliers to the market leader with 6,400 employees, 24 offices, 170 global licensees and operations in 30 regulated jurisdictions.
Mor shepherded the company through an incredible growth curve via IPO, an outstanding track record of M&A and landmark deals such as the William Hill Online joint venture, which showcased Playtech as a completely different beast to all the rest.
Most recently, Mor has helped Playtech emerge from the challenges of Covid-19 as a stronger, more sustainable company. His introduction of a salary sacrifice scheme, together with the temporary use of the UK’s furlough for sections of the business (which was all paid back in full during 2021), and measures to protect Playtech’s cashflow meant Playtech was able to protect jobs on a long-term basis. Playtech did not make a single redundancy following the pandemic.
Anybody who knows Mor will pay testament to his generosity. That quality has informed his Stronger Together initiative that has made Playtech a more connected and supportive working environment.
He now has to deliver the company’s planned sale to Aristocrat Leisure with Gopher Investments ready to pounce at the first sign of opportunity. It will be a herculian task but there is no better person for the job. Not just Playtech’s leader, Mor Weizer is an industry leader.