“Kindred has been a part of my business life for 25 years,” writes Anders Strom, Founder of Malta-based gaming company, Kindred. “Starting as its Founder and CEO, and working as a Business Development Director and, till today’s AGM, as the Executive Chairman of the Board, I am now closing a chapter in my endeavours.”
Mr Strom shared the news following the release of Kindred’s 2020 Annual Report, in which he discussed the company’s journey, “and my time as its proudest passenger”, in his last statement as Chairman of the Board.
He explains that, during his first 10 years as a businessman, he was, first and foremost, an entrepreneur. “After the founding of Unibet/Kindred, the next 10 years were devoted to leadership and business development in our companies, with Kambi as the most successful offspring.”
As he enters his fourth professional decade, Mr Strom said he will be focusing on managing assets, mostly through Stockholm- and London-based investment company, Veralda, of which he is Founder and Chairman.
Veralda was set up in 2008 and is primarily dedicated to entrepreneurship in the online gaming sector, with a portfolio of investments that includes companies Kindred Group and Kambi Group.
Mr Strom founded Unibet Group in 1997, which became Kindred Group in 2016.
Anders Strom / LinkedIn
At the time of writing, his journey has led to £24,849 (€28,665) being raised for mental health charities.
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