NOVEMBER 8, 2023 - London: GB Group plc, (AIM: GBG) the experts in digital location, identity verification and identity fraud software, announces that Chris Clark, the Company's Chief Executive Officer, has informed the Board of his intention to retire as CEO and will step down from the Board with effect from 30 January 2024, and will be available to the Company until 30 July 2024.
Following the conclusion of a rigorous selection process by the Nomination Committee, the Company is pleased to announce that Dev Dhiman has been promoted to Chief Executive Designate. Dev will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer and will join the Board on 30 January 2024. In the meantime, he will work closely with Chris to ensure an orderly handover.
Dev joined GBG in November 2020 as Managing Director, Asia Pacific. During the past three years our APAC business has consistently delivered year-on-year revenue growth and Dev has demonstrated excellent leadership qualities aligned with GBG’s people-focused culture. Previously, he spent 12 years at Experian, where he held a variety of senior positions, he has considerable knowledge and experience of the sector and the markets in which we operate.
Richard Longdon, Chair of GBG, said: "On behalf of the Board, I would like to give our thanks to Chris for his significant contribution over the last 7 years, his passion and dedication will be missed by everyone at GBG and we wish him the very best in his retirement. I am delighted to be able to announce Dev's appointment as CEO designate. During our selection process it was clear that Dev's deep understanding of GBG, its markets and potential, make him the ideal leader to replace Chris. We are confident that he will work together, with the excellent Executive Team, to lead GBG through the next phase of its evolution."