Loto-Quebec interim chief executive Lynne Roiter has been handed the reins on a permanent basis.
Roiter was officially confirmed as Loto-Quebec's president and CEO Thursday after securing approval from the Council of Ministers for appointment to a state-owned company.
She has served as the lottery's interim president and chief executive since August 2016, and becomes the first woman to hold the position on a permanent basis.
"For the past thirty years, Lynne Roiter has truly been a pillar of Loto-Québec," said board chair Hélène F. Fortin. "She advanced in the organisation to become Secretary General and Vice President of the Legal Department, and then interim President and CEO. She has gained an excellent reputation on the international scene and has held the position of Secretary General of the World Lottery Association since 2006.
"On behalf of the Board of Directors and all Loto-Québec personnel, I would like to extend my heartfelt congratulations to her and wish her every success. She will of course enjoy the full support and cooperation of the Board of Directors."
Commenting on her permanent appointment, Roiter said: "I am very fond of Loto-Québec. I intend to pursue the Corporation’s vision and projects in cooperation with the Board of Directors and Executive Committee.
"Loto-Québec and its subsidiaries possess a team of high-calibre employees and managers, and I will continue to work closely with them to promote our entertainment offerings within the framework of our commitment to responsible gaming."