atakis has a Bachelor´s degree in Engineering, a Masters in Electronic and Telecommunication and a PhD in Bio-Engineering. He served as General Commercial & Strategy Director for the Intralot Group for 17 years.
During his time in Intralot he developed and proposed the strategy and business opportunities in the global gaming markets to the company’s top management, also serving as the lead in winning management and operation contracts in many countries around the world. He established MALTCO Lotteries in Malta (2001), as the operator of the National Lottery of Malta, the first privatized lottery globally. From 2012 he served as executive CEO of the company.
Because of his global achievements he was elected in September 2015, member of the PGRI Gaming Industry Hall of Fame.
Dario Zutel, Win Systems’ Chairman said: “Ioannis has an extensive career path in the gaming and lottery industries. His experience and know-how are of great value for Win Systems, and since our plan is to further develop our lottery business solutions in order to satisfy the growing market demands, Ioannis is the perfect candidate to help us achieve this goal.”
Regarding his incorporation, Ioannis Katakis remarked: “It is a great honor for me to Head the Lottery Business Solutions of Win Systems. Lotteries are considered the most challenging, competitive and demanding sector of the Gaming business. Our vision is to become one of the top global providers of Lottery Solutions, based on our innovative technology, expert personnel and global operational know-how.”
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