Julio Iglesias Hernando has been named by Kaizen Gaming as chief commercial officer, joining the executive team of the company as it seeks a “significant boost” through its commercial and CRM functions.
This new appointment is part of the strategic strategy of the Greece-based business to add foreign expertise to its management team as it continues its ambitious expansion plans for Betano.
Kaizen Gaming CEO George Daskalakis said: “I am glad to welcome Julio to Kaizen. I am confident that his experience, talent and drive along with his positive character and team spirit will contribute to our ongoing effort to establish ourselves as one of the leading companies in the industry on an international level.”
Julio Iglesias Hernando comes from William Hill/Mr Green, where he held the position of CMO and Director of International Marketing, taking responsibility for the 12 markets in which the business worked outside the US and the UK.
Hernando had spent almost two and a half years at William Hill before that, and also held jobs at blue chip firms such as Heineken, Kellogg’s and Philip Morris throughout his professional career.
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Hernando added: “Very happy and honoured to become part of one of the fastest growing companies of the industry in Europe. I am looking forward to contributing to our ongoing success in positioning Kaizen as a leading player in our operating markets, and in leveraging the international opportunities and challenges that will no doubt arise, in our pursuit to continue growing aggressively our foothold in the international GameTech arena.”
Kaizen Gaming currently employs over 750 people and operates through its Betano entity in the six countries of Greece and Cyprus with the Stoiximan name, as well as in Germany, Romania, Portugal and Brazil.