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Amaya Inc. Names New Director Candidates
The Montreal-based gaming and online gambling leader Amaya Inc. announced the names of two director candidates, which were presented by the company’s Board.
The nominees are Peter Murphy and Mary Turner, both skilled professionals with exceptional biographies and work experience.
Who Are the New Candidates?
Peter Murphy, an American businessman, is the founder and the chairman of Wentworth Capital Management, a private investment firm headquartered in California.
Currently, he serves on the boards of several companies, including Tribune Media Company, Revel Entertainment and Malibu Boats.
Murphy has a vast experience in this field, and during his career he held different executive positions at Caesars Entertainment Corporation, Apollo Global Management and The Walt Disney Company.
Mary Turner held the position of president, chief executive and a board member of the Toronto-based Canadian Tire Bank. She also worked at one of the world’s biggest names when it comes to audit, consulting, advisory, and tax services – Deloitte & Touch, and she also spent some time with Mackenzie Financial.
Elections Are Approaching
The company elections will take place at the annual and special meeting of shareholders, which is scheduled on June 21.
After all candidates are elected, the Amaya Board of Directors will comprise of six members, which will ensure this body remains fully independent in its work.
Divyesh Gadhia, the Chairman of Amaya Inc. was more than satisfied with the fact Murphy and Turner were nominated.
Gadhia said they were professionals with impressive track records and a great relevant experience. He added this move was a part of the company’s continued corporate evolution and that everyone at the company expected them to contribute to the further success of the Canadian firm.
Amaya Inc. also confirmed that two executives were retiring, and that they wouldn’t be a part of the election process.