ChyronHego appoints new COO

ChyronHego has announced the appointment of Rickard Öhrn as chief operating officer. Öhrn brings 20 years’ experience in executive level business management to ChyronHego, where he is responsible for the company’s global operations and business growth in EMEA.

Öhrn is based in Stockholm and reports directly to ChyronHego president and CEO Johan Apel.

“We’re very fortunate that a professional of Rickard’s calibre is joining our team in such a strategic role. For much of his illustrious career, he has worked at the C level to guide an array of businesses to consistent growth and peak performance,” says Apel. “Rickard’s combination of keen business management skills and marketing insights will serve us well as we continue to build a world-class organisation for the broadcast industry’s most robust and powerful graphics solutions.”

Prior to joining ChyronHego, Öhrn served as CEO of Research and Analysis of Media (RAM), a leading research and marketing firm for the media industry with close to 1,000 customers in 17 countries. As CEO, he led the business to achieve a 20 percent profit margin. Prior to RAM, Öhrn served as chief operating officer for Svenska Tracab AB, a ChyronHego partner at that time and a leader in real-time digital player-tracking technology for arena-based sports. He also previously founded and served as CEO of two Swedish management consulting firms, Novocap Management and Borneo Management Consulting, and was CEO and founder of Active Time Investment, a Hong Kong-based investment firm that established the first online poker gaming site in Russia.

“Following the merger of Chyron and Hego Group, ChyronHego is, without a doubt, the global powerhouse for broadcast graphics creation and delivery. I’m tremendously impressed with the company’s ongoing commitment to helping broadcast customers adapt to the rapidly changing technology landscape by offering innovative solutions for rendering graphics that always reflect the state of the art in any resolution,” says Öhrn. “It’s an exciting time to be joining ChyronHego, and I’m looking forward to working with the team as we continue to build an efficient, high-performance, and future-proof organisation.”

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