Groupe Concoursmania names Nicolas Babin as Chief Executive Officer


Bordeaux, 13th October 2010

Groupe Concoursmania names Nicolas Babin as Chief Executive Officer

Groupe Concoursmania continues its growth strategy with the arrival of Nicolas Babin

Groupe Concoursmania is a major player in the on line gaming market. French company of reference in this field since 1995, Groupe Concoursmania has experienced strong growth for several years expanding into new markets and trippling in size over 3 years. Thanks to its organic growth and successful acquisitions, Groupe Concoursmania now offers its services to new markets, actors and countries.

In order to more aggressively support these changes, Groupe Concoursmania has recruited a Chief Executive Officer, Nicolas Babin. He oversees all B2B, support and marketing activities as well as international development with a particular focus on expanding business in Europe.

“I am very happy to welcome Nicolas Babin to our team. His extensive experience and dynamic personality will have a strong impact on Groupe Concoursmania’s growth especially with new actors and in key European markets” stated Julien Parrou, President, Groupe Concoursmania.

“Concoursmania projects are very impressive. Their financial health and strong market share in France are solid foundations for the long term future. Their market sector is growing fast. It is an exciting time to be joining Concoursmania.” added Babin.

Nicolas Babin started his career with Banque Nationale of Paris, San Francisco in 1989 before taking the role of Head of Administration for CATS Software North America in Palo Alto (California). He participated in their IPO in March 1995 before becoming Managing Director of CATS EMEA in London (UK). He joined the Sony group in 1997 as Managing Director Europe for Etak, the Digital Map Company. In 2001, he became European Managing Director for Sony Entertainment Europe in Brussels (Belgium) where he launched AIBO, the first artificially intelligent robot for the general public. Nicolas was named Director Corporate Communications in 2004 for Sony Europe based in Berlin (Germany) where he was responsible for all internal and external communications throughout Europe. In 2008, he became Chief Operating Officer for the European leader in web analytics, AT Internet in Bordeaux (France).

Nicolas has sat on several boards in the US, Europe and Japan.

He has a bachelor degree in computer science and an MBA. He is bilingual French/English, speaks fluently German and has basic working knowledge of Spanish, Dutch and Japanese.

About Groupe Concoursmania:

Groupe Concoursmania guides its customers in marketing on line gaming operations.

Groupe Concoursmania consistently benchmarks the on line gaming market and new innovations to better serve its customers and manages specialized media platforms for on line gaming and promotions.

The group oversees the entire value chain from inception to promoting the games.

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