Date: 14.08.2023

by Mateusz Mazur

Sebastian Bielski Appointed as Group CFO of ZEAL Network SE

ZEAL Network SE, a leading German provider of lotteries on the internet, has announced the appointment of Sebastian Bielski to its Management Board as Group CFO, effective from October 1, 2023. Bielski will take over the role from Jonas Mattsson, who has chosen not to extend his mandate beyond his current term. The Supervisory Board of ZEAL Network SE expressed confidence in Bielski’s ability to support the company’s future growth plans.

Decade of experience

Sebastian Bielski brings extensive experience in financial leadership roles to his new position. He has served as Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Board of Management at Energiekonzepte Deutschland GmbH. Prior to that, he was Chief Financial Officer at smava GmbH, a leading German loan comparison portal, where he oversaw Finance, Legal, and Investor Relations for over seven years.

Bielski also held the position of Chief Strategy Officer at Delivery Hero and has more than a decade of experience in leading management roles at high-growth consumer-focused internet companies. He has also worked in investment banking and private equity at Goldman Sachs and Archer Capital.

Growth path

Bielski expressed his enthusiasm for joining ZEAL Network SE and supporting its growth path. He holds a Master of Science in Management from HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management and a Master of Business Administration degree from the KDI School of Public Policy and Management.

The outgoing CFO, Jonas Mattsson, has decided not to extend his contract in order to spend more time with his family. His mandate will conclude on September 30, 2023. Mattsson will continue to support ZEAL as a Special Advisor until early 2024.

ZEAL Network SE’s CEO, Helmut Becker, praised both Bielski’s appointment and Mattsson’s contributions to the company’s growth: “I am looking forward to working with Sebastian as our newest member of the Management Board. With his capital market expertise and broad experience in building high-growth businesses, he is a perfect fit for ZEAL who can support us with our ambitious growth agenda.”