CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
Board of Directors

OVERVIEW

Corporate governance of MTG and the MTG Group is exercised through a number of corporate bodies. At the Annual General Meeting, shareholders exercise their voting rights with regard to the composition of the Board of Directors of MTG and election of external auditors. The duties of the Board are partly exercised through its Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee and the Chief Executive Officer of MTG (‘CEO’). The CEO is in charge of the day-to-day management of the Group in accordance with guidelines and instructions from the Board.

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Simon Duffy
Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Board

British, born 1949
Elected 2008

Simon was Executive Chairman of Tradus plc until the company’s sale in March 2008. Simon was also Executive Vice-Chairman of ntl:Telewest until 2007, having joined ntl in 2003 as CEO. Simon has also served as CFO of Orange SA, CEO of wireless data specialist End2End AS, CEO and Deputy Chairman of WorldOnline International BV, and held senior positions at EMI Group plc and Guinness plc. Simon has also served as Chairman of the Board of Bwin.party digital entertainment plc and Mblox Inc. as well as Board Member of Millicom International Cellular and Avito AB.

Simon is currently a Chairman of the Board of Directors of Telit Communications Plc and YouView TV Ltd and Chairman of the Board of Governors of Manchester Metropolitan University as well as Board Member of Wizz Air Holdings Plc, Nordic Entertainment Group and Oger Telecom Limited. Simon is a Master’s graduate of the University of Oxford and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Independent of the Company and management and independent of the major shareholders.

Direct or related person ownership: 1,750 MTG class B shares per 31 December 2020.

Natalie Tydeman
Non-Executive Director

British, born 1971
Elected 2017

Between 2007 and 2016, Natalie was at GMT Communications Partners, one of Europe’s leading private equity specialists in the media and communications sectors, where she became Partner in 2010 and later promoted to Senior Partner in 2014. Natalie helped launch Excite in Europe, built Discovery Communications’ European internet operations, was Managing Director of Fox Kids Europe’s Online & Interactive division, and led Fremantle Media’s business diversification and corporate venturing activities as Senior Vice President.

Natalie is currently a Senior Investment Director at Kinnevik AB (publ). Natalie is also a board member of Nordic Entertainment Group and FutureLearn Ltd. Natalie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from the University of Oxford and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Member of the Remuneration Committee.

Independent of the Company and management and independent of the major shareholders.

Direct or related person ownership: 0 MTG shares per 31 December 2020.

Gerhard Florin
Non-Executive Director

German, born 1959
Elected 2018

Gerhard has spent over 20 years in the entertainment and gaming industry. Gerhard has previously served on the Boards of Codemasters plc, Funcom, Kobojo and King Digital Entertainment, and was Chairman of the latter between 2014 and 2016. Between 2006 and 2010, Gerhard served as an Executive Vice President and General Manager of Publishing at Electronic Arts, being responsible for the company’s worldwide publishing business, prior to which he held various positions in Electronic Arts’ German and British operations. Before joining Electronic Arts, Gerhard worked at Bertelsmann Music Group and McKinsey.

Gerhard is currently a member of the Board of MTG’s subsidiary InnoGames. Gerhard holds Masters and PhD degrees in Macro Economics from the University of Augsburg in Germany.

Chairman of the Remuneration Committee.

Independent of the Company and management, and independent of major shareholders.

Direct or related person ownership: 0 MTG shares per 31 December 2020.

Dawn Hudson
Non-Executive Director

American, born 1957

Elected 2020

Dawn Hudson is a consultant and Board member of NVIDIA, a visual computing company focused on among other things gaming, listed on Nasdaq in the U.S., and Board member of Interpublic, one of the world’s leading advertising and marketing services companies, listed on New York Stock Exchange.

Between 2014-2018 Dawn Hudson was Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for the National Football League (NFL) where she, among other things, was responsible for building the NFL brand and oversaw planning and execution of all major NFL events. Prior to joining the NFL, Hudson was Vice Chairman of the strategy consultancy company Parthenon Group, where she built and oversaw Parthenon’s consumer practice focused on the food, beverage and restaurant sectors, and for more than 10 years she held senior positions at PepsiCo including President and CEO Pepsi-Cola North America and CEO PepsiCo Foodservices.

Member of the Audit Committee.

Independent of the Company and management and independent of the major shareholders.

Direct or related person ownership: 0 MTG shares per May 18th 2020

Marjorie Lao
Non-Executive Director

Filipino, born 1974
Elected 2020

Marjorie Lao was the CFO of the LEGO Group from 2017-2020, where she oversaw the company’s global operations with a broad mandate covering the traditional CFO role, as well as Legal, Government and Public Affairs, and Social and Environmental Responsibility. From 2014 to 2016, she was the Senior Vice President of Finance. Before joining the LEGO Group, from 2006 to 2010, Marjorie was the CFO of Tandberg ASA, a publicly listed company in the Oslo Stock Exchange, before it was acquired by Cisco. She also held senior finance, strategy and business development positions at Cisco from 2010 to 2012, McKinsey from 2002 to 2005, and Procter & Gamble from 1996 to 2000.

She is currently a member of the Board of Directors and the Audit Committee of Logitech International, a member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Audit Committee of MyTheresa Netherlands as well as a member of the Europe Advisory Board of Harvard Business School. Marjorie holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Philippines.

Chairman of the Audit Committee.

Independent of the Company and management and independent of the major shareholders.

Direct or related person ownership: 0 MTG shares per 31 December 2020.

Chris Carvalho
Non-Executive Director

American, born 1965
Elected 2020

Chris Carvalho has vast experience as a board member and advisor of several gaming and start-up companies. Chris spent four years between 2010-2013 as Chief Operating Officer at Kabam and ten years at Lucasfilm where he headed up business development, and eventually ran the company’s internet division, StarWars.com. Chris has also been a board member in G5 Entertainment, the worldwide developer and publisher of free-to-play mobile games listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.

Chris is currently a Board member of Roblox and Rogue Games and an advisor to Chalk, Specifio, MTGx gaming and 4D Sight. Chris holds an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management and a Bachelor of Science from the University of California, Berkeley.

Member of the Audit Committee.

Independent of the Company and management and independent of the major shareholders.

Direct or related person ownership: 2,500 MTG shares per 31 December 2020.

Simon Leung
Styrelseledamot

Kanadensisk medborgare, född 1954
Vald 2021

Simon Leung är baserad I Hong Kong och har bred erfarenhet från att arbeta med internationella bolag och att leda verksamhet för sådana i Kina och Asien. 2008-2012 tjänstgjorde Simon som styrelseordförande och VD för Microsofts Kinesiska verksamhet, och han var Koncernchef för Motorolas verksamhet i Asien- och Stillahavsområdet 1999-2008. Simon är i dag vice styrelseordförande och direktör för NetDragon Websoft Holdings Limited, ett noterat ledande bolag som bygger och skalar ett flertal internet- och mobilplattformar. Bland dessa finns Kinas ledande gamingportal 17173.com och Kinas mest inflytelserika app store för smartphoneappar, 91 Wireless, som är ägt av Baidu. Han är också styrelseordförande i Edmodo, Inc, en techstartup inom e-learning; jumStart Games, Inc, ett familjeägt interaktivt underhållningsbolag samt i Promethean World Limited, ett interaktivt techbolag med fokus på utbildningssektorn. Simon Leung innehar en Bachelor of Arts (1998) och hedersdoktorstitel i juridik (2005) från University of Western Ontario i Kanada, samt en doktorandutbildning i Business Administration från Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2007). Han reser till Europa regelbundet för att besöka och samverka med de bolag i vilka han är aktiv.

Ledamot i revisionsutskottet.

Oberoende i förhållande till bolaget, bolagsledningen och bolagets större ägare.

Direkt och indirekt innehav: 0 MTG-aktier per 31 december 2020.