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British esports and gaming organization EXCEL ESPORTS has appointed former Chief Operating Officer Tim Reichert as its new CEO.
Current CEO Wouter Sleijffers will assume the role of strategic advisor. In addition, Rosenbelle Ganan has been appointed EXCEL’s new Director of Operations and Legal Affairs.
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Reichert is a well-known figure in the esports world. Before joining EXCEL, Reichert was Head of Esports at Schalke 04 Esports and one of the founders of SK Gaming. Reichert was COO and Esports Director at EXCEL before taking on the CEO role.
According to EXCEL, Reichert will assume all business responsibilities and focus on increasing revenue, growing the community and working with EXCEL’s teams to make them more successful. EXCEL noted that the changes in leadership for the company signal a shift toward international expansion.
Rosenbelle Ganan, previously Head of Legal at EXCEL, has been appointed Director of Operations and Legal Affairs. Ganan is experienced in both legal and eSports roles, having worked for British American Tobbacco and Fnatic in the past. She will oversee operations and support EXCEL’s expansion in London, Germany and elsewhere.
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Former CEO Wouter Sleijffers said that now is the perfect time to hand over the reins of EXCEL, but also noted that he will continue to support the company and represent EXCEL through his advisory role.
Tim Reichert, CEO of EXCEL ESPORTS, commented: “I am delighted to have been appointed as the new CEO of EXCEL ESPORTS. We’re an incredibly ambitious team that’s always looking for new approaches and ways to improve, and improvement can only happen through change.
“I am delighted to welcome Rose to the leadership team and to continue working with Wouter.”
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