Israel-based mobile game company Playtika announced that it had added two new members to its board of directors, Dana Gross and Hong Du.
Experienced in technology and public markets, Gross is currently the COO of Israel-based artificial intelligence technology firm Prospera Technologies and will also sit on Playtika’s Corporate Audit Committee.
Before Prospera, Gross was CFO at fintech firm EToro. He also served on Gross, Tower Semiconductors, AudioCodes, and M-Systems.
Hong Du, co-chairman and COO of Chinese tech giant Sina Corporation, will join Playtika’s board of directors to serve on the Remuneration Committee. He took part in various positions before being appointed as co-chairman in 2013 at Sina Corporation, which he joined in 1999. In addition, since January 2014, Du has been serving as a board member on the Chinese social media platform Weibo.
Dana Gross made the following comments about the appointment:
“I’m thrilled to join Playtika’s board of directors during these exciting times. Playtika is one of the most successful companies to originate from Israel and I look forward to being a part of their journey as they continue to grow even further in the digital and mobile space, and enter new markets while leveraging their strong brand, core technologies and unique expertise.”
Hong Du added the following words:
“I’ve had the opportunity to review many successful mobile and internet businesses during my tenure at Sina, and I was extremely impressed with the technology that Playtika has built. I look forward to joining Playtika’s board of directors as one of the leading players in the mobile gaming world, creating entertaining experiences for users around the world.”
With the last two additions, Playtika’s board of directors now consists of seven people, three women and four men.
Robert Antokol, CEO of Playtika, gave the following words in his speech about the latest appointments:
“The appointments of Dana Gross and Hong Du come at an exciting time for Playtika. We are taking the company to the next level and our business is poised for tremendous growth in the decade to come. Bringing on Dana and Hong is part of our ongoing commitment to excellence and support of gender diversity within Playtika. Their substantial experience will assist us as we continue to expand our leadership position in the gaming space and as a public company.”