Arjan van’t Veer is the new Secretary General of the European Lotteries
Arjan van ’t Veer has officially started in his new role as the new Secretary General of the European Lotteries on 1 March 2017, following the appointment by the EL Executive Committee.
The 48-year-old Dutchman is already very well known within the European Lottery community, as well as within the European Lotteries itself.
After having earned a law doctorate degree on gambling regulation, Arjan started his career in the world of lotteries at the Nederlandse Staatsloterij in 1998. He served as a corporate affairs director at the Nederlandse Loterij, the merger between De Lotto and Nederlandse Staatsloterij. His responsibilities included all corporate communications, legal affairs, sponsorships and issues such as responsible gaming. He has also been very active at a European level – joining, supporting and speaking at various seminars and conferences. He became a member of the Executive Committee of the European Lotteries in 2013.
Hansjörg Höltkemeier, President of the European Lotteries, commented on the appointment: “We are very pleased to have a recognized expert such as Arjan joining our Association. Taking into account his industry experience, as well as his experience within the European Lotteries where he got to know our team and has gained a great insight into our renewed strategy, I am sure he will be the key driver to reach our targets and to support our sector in challenging times”.
“I am very honoured to have been appointed for this role. The European Lotteries is at an important crossroads – stakeholders and general public are changing their attitudes towards gambling, players and games are more than ever technology driven, regulators are shifting their paradigms. Within the European Lotteries, members and suppliers are also getting new roles and responsibilities. Creating value for our members and important stakeholders such as players (on a national level), members, suppliers and regulators will be an important task in my new role”, said Arjan.
Arjan is based in EL’s Brussels office. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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