Opap Name Key Management Appointments

By Brian Cullingworth, Last updated Sep 9, 2016

In IT, product and operations

Greek gaming giant OPAP SA has announced the appointment of key management executives, two of which hail from Ladbrokes.
The Company's Board of Directors named Michele Fusella as chief technology officer, Ian Catchick as chief product officer and Vaios Karantinos as chief operating officer – gaming halls, all effective September 1, 2016.
Fusella's most recent appointment prior to this was IT Director for Sportium Apuestas Deportivas S.A., Ladbrokes' joint Spanish venture with Cirsa, which was preceded by his role as head of International IT for Ladbrokes and chief technology officer for TSPEX.
Catchick is a seasoned exec that served most recently as International digital director for Ladbrokes, prior to which he was new territory launch director & interim digital director (Belgium), digital director Spain and International director ladbrokes.com. He also spent time at Gala Coral in various senior roles.
Karantinos has served at OPAP since 2014 as sales director.

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