The Dutch Lottery’s supervisory board has appointed Alexander Pechtold as its new chairman.
The retired politician replaces Jan Loorbach, the outgoing chairman whose tenure has come to an end, on the lottery’s supervisory board.
Pechtold said: “It is an honour to be able to contribute to the future of the largest socially oriented, pre-Dutch gaming organisation.
“The Netherlands Lottery has proven its position in the lottery market. With just as much energy and confidence, the Netherlands Lottery will also become active in the online gambling market with a responsible offer.”
Working currently as the General Director of The Netherland’s Central Bureau for Driving Licences, Pechtold had a long career in politics with the Democrats 66 (D66) party before retiring, including a 12-year term as a parliamentary leader from 2006 to 2018.
Dutch Lottery CEO Niels Onkenhout added: “The board and the entire management of the Dutch Lottery are happy with the arrival of Alexander Pechtold. He is introduced to a healthy and future-oriented organisation, and we look forward to continuing to build on our position in the gaming market with the supervisory board.”
Back in March, The Netherlands’ Administrative Law Division of the Council of State permitted the Kansspelautoriteit to use a monopoly when granting the licence to organise lotteries in three different rulings.