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SIS (Sports Information Services), the leading multi-channel provider of 24/7 live betting services, has appointed two new non-executive directors to support its international expansion.
Dr Laila Mintas is currently CEO of Play Up USA and former Vice President of Sportradar USA. She has spent over 15 years in the betting and gaming industry and is an expert in sports betting legislation and regulation. Based in Las Vegas, Dr. Mintas is prominent in the United States and will be invaluable in supporting American businesses as fixed odds betting legislation begins to be approved.
Dr Mintas will be joined by Giovanna D’Esposito, who is currently Managing Director (Southern Europe) for Uber. Previously, she held Managing Director positions in Italy for Sky Betting and Paddy Power Betfair, bringing the latter to over $ 300 million in annual revenue and over 100 employees in less than a year. Ms. D’Esposito has extensive experience in complex, multi-jurisdictional businesses and brings high level operational excellence.
Both women bring to their roles many years of working experience in some of the world’s largest data and technology companies and add significant strength to the SIS Board of Directors at an exciting time for the company.
SIS CEO Richard Ames said: âLaila and Giovanna are both great signings for SIS. We look forward to working with them and harnessing a combined knowledge which will have serious benefits for our work outside the UK.
âLaila is joining us following the announcement of our US subsidiary, SIS Content Service Inc, and will be invaluable support for the team there, while Giovanna is providing a real boost in the European online and international markets. beyond at a time when our international expansion continues at a rapid pace. “
Dr Mintas said: ‘These are exciting times for everyone at SIS and I want to help them build on both 30 years of experience in the UK market and an excellent portfolio of products and services in the months to come. .
Ms. D’Esposito added: âIt is an honor to be invited to be a non-executive at SIS and I look forward to starting with Richard and his team as they make further progress in international markets.
Simon Johnson, President of SIS, said: âI am delighted to welcome Laila and Giovanna to the SIS Board of Directors. They bring extensive experience and expertise, which will strengthen our strategy of diversification and growth. Along with the recent announcements of our investment in RACELAB Global and the creation of SIS Content Services Inc, the addition of two highly qualified professionals to our board of directors will help drive the growth of SIS into the future.