Björn Krantz Appointed as CEO Of Yggdrasil

April 22nd, 2022
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Yggdrasil Gaming, a leading online casino publisher, has just selected Björn Krantz as the new CEO. Following the new role, the CEO will work with the senior management team to drive additional growth for the company.

Björn Krantz has more than 12 years of C-level expertise in the iGaming industry having worked with NetEnt for a decade. He joined Yggdrasil in January 2020, working as Head of Publishing Division and then as Chief of Global Market Operations.

Krantz takes the CEO role from Fredrik Elmqvist, a founder of Yggdrasil and one of the leading experts in the sector.

Speaking on the new member of the team, Fredrik Elmqvist, Founder of Yggdrasil, said:

“Björn is well known to the industry as his delivery track record is amazing and he has been a successful executive leader in rapid global growth environments for a very long time. In the past two years, Björn has been heavily involved in shaping and building Yggdrasil’s global market operations, as well as being a key contributor to the company’s growth strategy and execution planning.”

According to his opinion, the time is right to execute this change and it’s a great opportunity for the Board, and the whole company to see Björn taking the key role. He is confident the new CEO will have great success in enhancing the business of the provider and taking it to another level. Elmqvist has the pleasure to proceed to work with Björn, as part of the Board assignment, and will also support the CEO with his advisory expertise in the best possible way while contributing to the overall success of the company and its strategy.

Impressions from the New CEO

On the other side, the new CEO of Yggdrasil Gaming Björn Krantz, said:

“It’s with great humbleness I am taking over as CEO after Fredrik. I have enormous respect for the history, company legacy, and awesome culture. It’s all about the people and building strong and winning teams, and it’s a great pleasure for me to have such talented and motivated people around me every single day.”

Krantz observes that the company has a clear strategy, and by joining forces with the rest of the team, they look forward to bringing global growth to the company, as well as strengthening the position as the top-tier casino software provider in the sector. It will be a pleasure for the new CEO to continue working with Fredrik, following his ideas, and waiting for the next phase of the company’s growth.


“Björn Krantz takes over as CEO of Yggdrasil”,, April 21, 2022.

“more than 12 years of C-level expertise”

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