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June 23, 2021

Friedrich Stickler reconfirmed EL President

The European Lotteries elect new Executive Committee

(Israel).- The European Lotteries have elected their new Executive Committee for the 2013-2015 period, at their General Assembly on 6 June 2013 in Tel Aviv, Israel.


he General Assembly follows a three day congress in Tel Aviv, hosted by EL members Mifal Hapais and TOTO (The Israel Sports Betting Board). 

Friedrich Stickler has been reconfirmed in his position as EL President. Dipl. Ing. Friedrich Stickler is a board member of the Austrian Lotteries, for which he has been working since 1985. He is the President of EL since 2009 and was previously the President of the Austrian football association ÖFB from 2002 to 2008 and a member of the UEFA Executive Committee from 2006 to 2008. 

The General Assembly also appointed as First Vice President Christophe Blanchard–Dignac, Chairman and CEO of La Française des Jeux, France and Second Vice President, Dipl.-Kfm. Hansjorg Holtkemeier, Member of the Managing Board of the Deutsche Klassenlotterie Berlin, Germany. 

The new elected EL Executive Committee members are (in alphabetical order): 

-Almlid Torbjorn, Ph. D., President and CEO, Norsk Tipping AS, Norway 

-Blanchard-Dignac Christophe, Chairman and CEO, La Francaise Des Jeux, France 

-Dipl.-Kfm. Holtkemeier Hansjorg, Member of the Managing Board, Deutsche Klassenlotterie Berlin, Germany 

-Krizan Franci, Chief Operating Officer, Loterija Slovenije, Slovenia 

-Paes Afonso Fernando, Vice-President SCML & CEO of the Games‘ Department, Santa Casa Da Misericordia de Lisboa, Portugal 

-Petrone Emilio Chief Executive Officer Sisal, Italy 

-Pittevils Ivan, CEO, Loterie Nationale, Belgium 

-Szpil Wojciech, CEO, Totalizator Sportowy, Poland 

-Stickler Friedrich, Dipl. Ing., Board Member, Osterreichische Lotterien, Austria 

-Thompson Dianne CBE, Chief Executive, Camelot UK Lotteries, United Kingdom 

-Van’t Veer Arjan, Lead Management, Nederlandse Staatsloterij, The Netherlands 

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