Sergey Portnov

Chief Executive Officer of Parimatch Holding


Since Sergey became Chief Executive Officer of Parimatch Holding in 2015, he has transformed Parimatch from a bookmaker trading out of physical stores into a cutting-edge online sports betting platform and recognized international lifestyle brand. As CEO of one of the biggest online sports betting operators in Russian speaking geographies, Sergey has restructured the company and refreshed critical operational and business processes, leading to phenomenal financial results.

Sergey’s primary responsibilities at Parimatch include the development and implementation of high-level strategy, making major corporate decisions, managing overall trading operations and resources, and acting as the main point of contact between the board of directors and the wider business. Under his leadership, Parimatch has become a united team with shared values of unity, integrity, and responsibility.

Sergey’s leadership skills were recognized in 2018 when he won the highly coveted “Leader of the Year” award at the SBC Awards held in London.

Sergey graduated from CASS Business School in London with an MSc in Management. He also holds a BSc degree in Gambling and Leisure Management from the University of Salford in the UK. He is a fan of MMA and kickboxing and promotes a healthy lifestyle and constant self-development. Sergey is married and has one daughter.

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