French national lottery and betting operator La Française des Jeux (FDJ) has appointed former France Telecom chief financial officer Stéphane Pallez as the company’s new chief executive.

Pallez has been nominated by the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of the Economy, Industry and Digital and the Secretary of the State for France’s budget for the role, replacing Christophe Blanchard-Dignac whose mandate expires on October 21st.

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