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New GLMS Executive Committee member

GLMS General Meeting elects Canadian lottery OLG’s COO, Lori Sullivan, to complete the GLMS ExCo

Following the resignation of Sami Kauhanen from his post at our Finnish member, Veikkhaus at the end of August 2020, to take on new challenges, the Membership of GLMS elected this month Lori Sullivan, Executive VP and COO at Canada’s Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation to fill the spot.

Lori has served in a senior capacity in the lottery and gaming industry for almost a decade. As Executive Vice President (EVP) and Chief Operating Officer (COO) at OLG, she is currently responsible for the business performance of OLG lines of business including sports betting, which uphold high standards of game integrity, regulatory compliance, player protection, responsible gambling and social responsibility. Prior to joining OLG, Lori was a partner at the law firm Davies, Ward, Phillips & Vineberg LLP as a corporate transactional attorney.

The GLMS Executive Committee is comprised of eight members, each from a different country, including:
a) Four members elected at a Regular General Meeting;
b) Four members appointed by the founding Collective Members – EL and
WLA-, (two each).

“I am pleased to be able to support the efforts of GMLS to promote and ensure the integrity of worldwide sports betting” – Lori Sullivan.

Ludovico Calvi, GLMS president shared,
”I am really delighted to welcome Lori on our GLMS Executive Committee. She brings to GLMS tremendous experience not only as a prominent North American Lottery Executive but also as the former OLG General Counsel. She is currently responsible for the business performance of OLG’s lines of business including sports betting which upholds high standards of game integrity, regulatory compliance, player protection, responsible gambling and social responsibility. I am confident that Lori will enhance the profile and awareness of GLMS among North American industry partners, stakeholders, regulators, policy makers, sport organizations and law enforcement agencies. It is one of our strategic priorities to acquire new members in North America, as many States and Provinces are regulating sports betting and there is a need to advocate and educate legislators and policy makers on best practices for creating and implementing effective integrity measures for a responsible and sustainable betting market environment”.

In accordance with the GLMS Statutes, Members of the Executive Committee sit as individuals and may not be replaced by representatives. They exercise their role as Executive Committee members in complete independence and receive no instructions from others.

The current GLMS Executive Committee Members until Spring 2021 are:
Ludovico Calvi (President, from Lottomatica, Italy)
Rupert Bolingbroke (Vice-President, from Hong Kong Jockey Club, Hong Kong)
Younès El-Mechrafi (from La Marocaine des Jeux et des Sports, Morocco)
Niels Erik Folmann (from Danske Spil, Denmark)
Fabian Garcia (from La Banca, Uruguay)
Ilho Lee (from Ktoto, South Korea)
Gilles Maillet (from La Française des Jeux, France)
Lori Sullivan (from Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, Canada)