Gaming technology provider Win Systems has confirmed the appointment of MALTCO Lotteries CEO Ioannis Katakis as its new head of Lottery Business Solutions.

Katakis joins from MALTCO Lotteries, operator of the National Lottery of Malta, where he served as CEO for nearly 12 years.

He was previously general commercial & strategy director for the Intralot Group for 17 years, where he proposed and developed the strategy and business opportunities for the global market.

Win Systems said that Katakis brings with him a wealth of multi-sector experience and knowledge, and has tasked him with spearheading the expansion of the company’s lottery business unit.

“Ioannis has an extensive career path in the gaming and lottery industries,” said Win Systems’ chairman Dario Zutel. “His experience and know-how are of great value for Win Systems, and since our plan is to further develop our lottery business solutions in order to satisfy the growing market demands, Ioannis is the perfect candidate to help us achieve this goal.”

Commenting on his new role, Katakis said: “It is a great honour for me to head the Lottery Business Solutions of Win Systems. Lotteries are considered the most challenging, competitive and demanding sector of the gaming business.

“Our vision is to become one of the top global providers of Lottery Solutions, based on our innovative technology, expert personnel and global operational know-how.”