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Copenhagen, Denmark, 17 May 2021. SteelSeries Group, a global provider of premium software enabled gaming gear, today announced the strengthening of its board of directors with the election of Pernille Fabricius as a non-executive director and independent board member at an extraordinary general meeting held today.
Pernille Fabricius has extensive managerial and board experience from international businesses and brings a wide range of skills and abilities to the SteelSeries Board of Directors. Pernille started her career as an accountant at Arthur Andersen in 1988, advanced to Senior Vice President Corporate Finance at ISS in 1994 and then began her chief executive career at GN Store Nord in 2001, before moving abroad in 2005 embarking on her 16-year international career in chief executive roles in The Hague, Dubai, Gothenburg and London.
Pernille is currently Chief Financial Officer at NNIT A/S, one of Denmark’s leading IT and consulting services providers, as well as member of the board of directors in Gabriel Holding A/S and MT Højgaard Holding. Pernille holds an M.Sc. in accounting and an MBA from Copenhagen Business School, and attended several finance, law and leadership programs at University of Leicester, DIEU, IMD and Harvard Business School.
Pernille Fabricius said: “Gaming and Esports has indeed become mainstream and the conventional idea of gaming only being for young men is a thing of the past. I think that SteelSeries is ideally positioned to continue growing its premium position in the global gaming industry and I am impressed about the uniqueness of the business model, the strong financial track record and the quality of the high performing management team.”
John Schappert, Chairman of SteelSeries, said: “I am pleased that we have been able to attract Pernille to the SteelSeries Board of Directors. Pernille brings invaluable insights and experience to the board from her numerous leadership and operating roles in finance. In addition to joining the Board of Directors as an independent member, Pernille will also chair SteelSeries’ Audit Committee.” Following the extraordinary general meeting on 17 May 2021, the Board of Directors of SteelSeries consists of 6 members: John Schappert, Chairman (Independent), Lars Cordt, Vice Chairman, Jacob Wolff-Peter, Founder of SteelSeries, Pernille Fabricius (Independent), Mark Carges (Independent) and Christian Bamberger Bro.
SteelSeries is a global leader in premium gaming peripherals focused on quality, innovation, and functionality. The company was founded in Denmark in 2001 and is one of the world's leading gaming brands, with products positioned in the premium part of the global gaming market. The SteelSeries group is controlled by the private equity fund Axcel.
For further information, please contact:
Steen Juul Jensen, Impact Partners
Phone: +45 2873 9081
Copenhagen, May 19, 2021