Former Italian online gaming regulator Francesco Rodano has joined Playtech’s executive management team as chief policy officer, the company has announced.
Rodano will be based in London and report to Mor Weizer, the group’s chief executive. Rodano’s new position will see him engage with policymakers and advise company executives on governmental policies at the local, state, national and EU levels, as well as provide Playtech with further business opportunities, developing new relationships and fostering existing connections with institutional organisations and industry stakeholders on a global level with the exception of Italy.
Rodano joins Playtech with more than 18 years of experience working across a number of online businesses: with the last nine years at AAMS – the Italian gambling regulatory authority – where he was responsible for managing and leading the country’s online gaming regulation. While at AAMS Rodano reformed the Italian regulatory framework and oversaw the introduction of a comprehensive range of regulated online products, including poker in 2008 and casino games in 2011, attracting more than 100 licensees to the market.
“Thanks to his professional achievements and his personal stature, Francesco has become a highly influential figure in the international online gambling arena,” stated Weizer, in a statement accompanying the announcement of Rodano’s new appointment. “We’re delighted he has chosen to join Playtech and I’m sure he will provide an invaluable contribution to the further growth of the company.”