Following Sotirios Filos’ passing, Greek gaming and lottery operator and supplier Intralot appointed Ioannis Tsoumas as a temporary independent non-executive member.
Tsoumas will serve in the position until at least the next general meeting of Intralot, the timing for which has yet to be decided.
He, alongside Anastasios Tsoufis and Ioannis Tsoukaridis, will be the third independent non-executive member on the Intralot board of directors.
Intralot founder Sokratis Kokkalis chairs the board, while other members include Constantinos Antonopoulos, vice president, Christos Dimitriadis, chief executive, and Chrysostomos Sfatos, deputy chief executive.
Tsoumas will join the audit and compliance committee of the supplier as its chairman, in addition to taking a position on the board of Intralot.
Both Tsoufis and Tsoukaridis will be joined by Tsoumas on the committee.
The appointment comes after a 55.5 percent year-on-year decrease in revenue for the first half of 2020 was announced by Intralot last month, as the supplier’s B2B and B2C weapons were hit by ongoing struggles in Turkey and Bulgaria.
Total sales amounted to EUR 168.2 m (£152.2m/$198.0 m) over the six months up to 30 June.