he move, which is yet to be officially announced, was communicated internally earlier in February after Bali identified his successor Paolo Personeni, Sales Director at Lottomatica Italy. Bali will remain president while affecting a smooth transition to Personeni.
The management change at G2 follows a number of changes at Lottomatica Group including the resignation of Lorenzo Pellicioli as Group CEO and the installation of Marco Sala as his replacement.
Between 2007 and 2008, Gtech acquired Finsoft, Boss Media, St Minver, and Dynamite Idea to form the foundations of its online gaming and sports betting operation, which was branded as G2 in 2009. Bali joined Gtech in the UK in 1997. He subsequently joined the senior management team in 2005 and took the G2 role as a two-year assignment, which is due to finish this summer.
Bali is no stranger to operations at group level having led Lottomatica Group initiatives over the years in several areas including developing the combined group business plan, plotting entry into new fields such as sports betting and new media, and developing the company’s business in China.