INTRALOT Announces Fernando Ors Villarejo as New President of Sports Betting in the US
INTRALOT announces the appointment of Fernando Ors Villarejo as the new President of Sports Betting of INTRALOT Inc, the INTRALOT Group subsidiary in the USA.
INTRALOT Group CEO Antonios Kerastaris stated: “It is my great pleasure to extend a warm welcome to Fernando. In the new era of Sports Betting in the USA, Fernando will be our key person for opening up this immense new opportunity for Intralot, with end to end responsibility on the Sports Betting product and operations in the USA. Sports Betting in the US in the post PASPA era is a major source of potential future revenue and profits for INTRALOT and we intend to dedicate considerable amount of effort and resources to turn this opportunity into a great success for our company”.
Fernando is joining Intralot with over twenty years’ of experience in international development and over fifteen years in digital businesses. Founder of Savia Consulting, he is a former member of the Chairman’s Office and CDO at multinational sports betting and gaming corporation Codere Group. His tenure there has been marked by a ten-fold increase in revenues and profits in the ten years prior to a successful IPO. Additionally Fernando has been a member of the board and has held a C level or executive position at Codere Interactiva, GreenPlay (TV Azteca), CDR Technology Network, Formula Giochi, BASA and Groupe Promodès (currently Carrefour). Before holding these positions, he was a strategy consultant at then Andersen Consulting, currently Accenture.
Fernando holds a double major degree in Business Administration and Economics. He also has an MBA from IESE Business School, a Master in Finance from CEF and another Master in Corporate Coaching from Colorado University.
INTRALOT, a public listed company established in 1992, is a leading gaming solutions supplier and operator active in 52 regulated jurisdictions around the globe. With €1.1 billion turnover and a global workforce of approximately 5,100 employees (3,100 of which in HQ and subsidiaries and 2,000 in associates) in 2017, INTRALOT is an innovation – driven corporation focusing its product development on the customer experience. The company is uniquely positioned to offer to lottery and gaming organizations across geographies market-tested solutions and retail operational expertise. The company has designed a new ecosystem of holistic omni-channel solutions across verticals (Lottery, Betting, Interactive, VLT) for Lotteries digital transformation. INTRALOT has been awarded the prestigious WLA Responsible Gaming Framework Certification by the World Lottery Association (WLA) and the WLA certificate for the Security Control standard.