Arjan van’t Veer is the new Secretary General of the European Lotteries

With a law doctorate degree on gambling regulation and his experience as a Board member of EL, Arjan is already very well known within the European Lottery community.

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 arjan.vantveer@european-lotteries.eu.

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Arjan van ’t Veer nommé au poste de secrétaire général de l’European Lotteries.   Arjan van ’t Veer a officiellement pris ses fonctions comme secrétaire général de l’European Lotteries le 1er mars 2017, suite à sa nomination par le comité exécutif de l’EL. Arjan a commencé sa carrière dans le monde de la loterie à la Nederlandse Staatsloterij en 1998. Ses responsabilités comprenaient toutes les communications d’entreprise, les affaires juridiques, le sponsoring et les questions telles que le jeu responsable. Il a également été très actif au niveau européen, en participant, en soutenant et en intervenant lors de divers séminaires et conférences. Il est devenu membre du comité exécutif de l’European Lotteries en 2013.   Hansjörg Höltkemeijer, président de l’European Lotteries a déclaré, suite à sa nomination : « Nous sommes très heureux qu’un expert reconnu comme Arjan rejoigne notre association. Compte tenu de son expérience dans le secteur, de même qu’au sein de l’European Lotteries où il a fait connaissance avec notre équipe et a eu un bon aperçu du renouvellement de notre stratégie, j’ai confiance dans le fait qu’il sera le principal moteur pour atteindre nos objectifs et soutenir notre secteur dans ces temps difficiles. »   « Je suis très honoré d’avoir été nommé à ce poste. L’European Lotteries est à un carrefour important. Les parties prenantes et le grand public changent d’attitude face aux jeux d’argent et de hasard, les joueurs et les jeux sont plus que jamais pilotés par la technologie tandis que les régulateurs bouleversent leurs paradigmes. Au sein de l’European Lotteries, les membres et les fournisseurs atteignent également de nouveaux postes et responsabilités. La création de valeur pour nos membres et les acteurs importants tels que les joueurs (au niveau national), les membres, les fournisseurs et les régulateurs sera une tâche majeure de mes nouvelles fonctions », a dit Arjan.
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Arjan van t Veer, nombrado nuevo Secretario General de la Asociación de Loterías Europeas   Arjan van ’t Veer comenzó a ejercer oficialmente su nuevo cargo como Secretario General de la Asociación de Loterías Europeas el pasado 1 de marzo de 2017, tras su nombramiento por parte del Comité Ejecutivo de la EL. Arjan comenzó su carrera en el mundo de las loterías en la Nederlandse Staatsloterij en 1998. Sus responsabilidades abarcaron todas las comunicaciones corporativas, asuntos jurídicos, patrocinios y asuntos tales como el juego responsable. También se ha mostrado muy activo a nivel europeo, participando, apoyando y hablando en diversos seminarios y conferencias. Se convirtió en miembro del Comité Ejecutivo de la Asociación de Loterías Europeas en 2013.   Hansjörg Höltkemeijer, Presidente de la Asociación de Loterías Europeas, comentó acerca del nombramiento: “Estamos muy contentos de que un experto reconocido como Arjan se haya unido a nuestra Asociación. Teniendo en cuenta su experiencia tanto el sector privado como dentro de la Asociación de Loterías Europeas, donde ha conocido a nuestro equipo y ha adquirido información muy valiosa sobre nuestra renovada estrategia, estoy seguro de que será el impulsor principal que nos llevará a alcanzar nuestras metas y a apoyar a nuestro sector en tiempos difíciles”.   “Me siento muy halagado por haber sido nombrado para este cargo. La Asociación de Loterías Europeas se encuentra en una encrucijada importante: las distintas partes interesadas y el público en general están cambiando sus actitudes hacia el juego; los jugadores y los juegos se ven cada día más impulsados por la tecnología, y los organismos reguladores están cambiando sus paradigmas. Dentro de la Asociación de Loterías Europeas, sus miembros y proveedores también están adquiriendo nuevas funciones y responsabilidades. La creación de valor para nuestros miembros y para algunas partes interesadas importantes, como por ejemplo los jugadores (a nivel nacional), miembros, proveedores y reguladores, constituirá una tarea importante en mi nuevo cargo”, declaró Arjan.
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Arjan van ’t Veer wurde zum neuen Generalsekretär der European Lotteries ernannt.    Arjan van ’t Veer hat am 1. März 2017, nach der Ernennung durch das EL-Exekutivkomitee, offiziell in seiner neuen Position als neuer Generalsekretär der European Lotteries begonnen. Arjan begann seine Karriere in der Welt der Lotterien in der Nederlandse Staatsloterij im Jahr 1998. Zu seinen Aufgaben gehörten die sämtliche Unternehmenskommunikation, Rechtsangelegenheiten, Patenschaften und Themen wie verantwortungsvolles Spielen. Er war auch auf europäischer Ebene sehr aktiv – er besuchte, unterstützte und sprach auf verschiedenen Seminaren und Konferenzen. Er wurde im Jahr 2013 Mitglied des Exekutivkomitees der European Lotteries.   Hansjörg Höltkemeijer, Präsident der European Lotteries, kommentierte die Ernennung: „Wir freuen uns sehr, dass wir einen anerkannten Sachverständigen wie Arjan in unserer Vereinigung haben. Unter Berücksichtigung seiner Branchenerfahrung sowie seiner Erfahrung innerhalb der European Lotteries, wo er unser Team kennengelernt und einen guten Einblick in unsere neue Strategie gewonnen hat, bin ich mir sicher, dass er der wichtigste Antreiber sein wird, um unsere Ziele zu erreichen und unsere Branche in schwierigen Zeiten zu unterstützen.“   „Ich bin sehr geehrt, für diese Position ernannt worden zu sein. Die European Lotteries sind an einem wichtigen Scheideweg angelangt – die Teilhaber und die Öffentlichkeit verändern ihre Einstellung zum Glücksspiel, Spieler und Spiele sind technologiegetriebener als je zuvor, Regulatoren verlagern ihre Paradigmen. Innerhalb der European Lotteries erhalten Mitglieder und Zulieferer auch neue Rollen und Verantwortlichkeiten. Die Wertschöpfung für unsere Mitglieder und wichtigen Teilhaber wie Spieler (auf nationaler Ebene), Mitglieder, Zulieferer und Regulierungsbehörden werden eine wichtige Aufgabe in meiner neuen Rolle sein“, sagte Arjan.  

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