Intralot appoints digital chief

| By Richard Mulligan
Intralot has unveiled Nicklas Zajdel as the operator’s new chief digital officer, with Maria Stergiou promoted to the role of chief operations officer.

Zajdel joins from GVC, where he had served as omni-channel director of Ladbrokes Coral since December 2016.

He joined Ladbrokes in 2013, before its merger with Coral and subsequent acquisition by GVC. He had also previously served as managing director of the operator’s digital business and director of commercial operations.

Before joining Ladbrokes, he was vice-president of business operations at Playtech’s PTTS division, having had a spell at PartyGaming earlier in his career.

At Intralot, he will be responsible for revamping and enhancing Intralot’s products and services through a new digital division, taking responsibility for its digital platforms, online operations, sportsbook and trading.

The Intralot Interactive division offers an affiliate management system that provides operators and affiliates with various services.

“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,” Intralot deputy chief executive Nikos Nikolakopoulos said.

Stergiou had previously served as group director of project management operations, having joined the operator from IT giant Xerox five years ago.

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