INTRALOT Appoints Nicklas Zajdel as Group Chief Digital Officer and Maria Stergiou as Group Chief Operations Officer
INTRALOT announces the appointment of Mr. Nicklas Zajdel as Group Chief Digital Officer and Mrs. Maria Stergiou as Group Chief Operations Officer, effective April 15, 2019.
Mr. Zajdel joins from Ladbrokes Coral (GVC group) where he was Omni-Channel Director. Prior to this role, Mr. Zajdel held several positions with Ladbrokes, including Managing Director of Ladbrokes’ digital business. He also brings extensive product and B2B experience from his time at Playtech.
Mr. Zajdel will provide strategic and managerial leadership for the revamp and enhancement of INTRALOT’s capabilities through a new Digital Division, leveraging his 12 years of operating experience in mature and ultra-competitive markets. He will be responsible for the company Sportsbook and Trading operations, INTRALOT’s Core Digital Platforms, and Online operations. In his position he will work to attract experienced industry talent for the Digital Division, create a portfolio of best-in-class digital operational services, and contribute to the development of next-generation products.
Mrs. Maria Stergiou joined INTRALOT five years ago and has led PMO and Operations roles during her tenure. She will replace Michael Kogeler and will be responsible for the Group’s business operations around the world, the Project Management Office as well as the relationships with Partners and Customers. Mrs. Stergiou has joined INTRALOT after a successful career at Xerox, where she held the position of Large Accounts Director since 2005, following five years at Microsoft in roles spanning from Government Marketing to Platform Strategy. She started her career in the UK and built her extensive experience over 20 years in areas of Project Management, Business Processes Reengineering, and Change Management.
INTRALOT Group Deputy CEO Nikos Nikolakopoulos stated: “The appointment of Mr. Zajdel contributes to INTRALOT’s strategic objective of Shaping the Future of Gaming by strengthening our capabilities with new digital products and services to assist growth across all industry verticals but particularly enhance our abilities to tap the nascent Sports betting market in the US. I also welcome Mrs. Stergiou, a long-time associate, in her new role, looking forward to leveraging her experience with the company and our industry in driving growth and customer satisfaction”.
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.