Greek gaming operator Opap has appointed Odysseas Christoforou to the new role of deputy chief executive officer.

Christoforou has served at Opap since August 2014, most recently as chief corporate and regulatory affairs director.

His new role will see Christoforou assume responsibility for corporate communications, regulatory and compliance, corporate affairs, as well as Opap’s extensive CSR activities, which support communities across Greece and Cyprus. He will report directly to CEO Damian Cope.

Prior to joining Opap, Christoforou served as senior executive to the Governor of the Bank of Greece between 2008 and 2014, where he was primarily in charge of communication and international relations.

He began his career at Burson-Marsteller Greece and served for a number of years as sales and communication general manager of consulting firms Arthur Andersen and Ernst & Young South East Europe. He was also general manager of communication at Emporiki Bank and Bank of Cyprus.

Shares in Opap SA (ASE:OPAP) were trading up 0.25 per cent at €9.88 per share in Athens Wednesday morning.