GTECH Americas president and CEO to stand down

13 February 2015

Jaymin Patel has announced that he is to step down from his role as president and chief executive officer of the GTECH Americas arm of interactive gaming software and services provider GTECH.

Patel, who will step down from his role on March 27, is one of the longest-serving members of the GTECH senior management team, having first joined the company in 1994.

During his time at the firm, he held a number of leadership positions such as GTECH president and chief operating officer, as well as senior vice-president and chief financial officer when the firm was a listed New York Stock Exchange company.

Prior to his role at GTECH Americas, Patel served as president and chief executive officer of GTECH’s global lottery operations.

However, he has now opted to end his 17-year stay at the company in order to pursue a new opportunity.

“It has been a great privilege to serve as a member of GTECH's leadership team, working toward a shared vision of helping lotteries and gaming customers around the world raise funds for good causes,” Patel said.

“Whilst I have chosen to pursue a new path, I will remain a proud GTECH shareholder and I am confident that even greater accomplishments are yet to come for the company, and I am excited for its future.”

Marco Sala, chief executive officer of GTECH, added: “I have always relied on Jaymin’s insights and guidance.

“It is clear to me that one of the primary reasons GTECH is the leader in the global gaming industry today is because of his contributions.

“I fully expect him to have continued success in his new career, and on behalf of all our employees, wish him the very best.”

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