Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries (MLL) CEO and President Manny Atwal is set to leave the crown corporation after three years in his position.
As reported by Winnipeg Free Press, Atwal is leaving his role to move into the private sector after a period with MLL that was dominated by the pandemic and subsequent recovery.
“On behalf of the board of directors, I’d like to thank Manny for his leadership and drive for excellence over these last three years,” said Board Chairwoman Bonnie Mitchelson.
MLL’s most recent financial update was its H1 report for the six months ended Sep. 30, where it declared a consolidated net income of C$380.7m, up $92.7m from the same period last year.
This was driven by a $64.2m increase in casino revenue, highlighting the significant recovery that the province had undertaken from the pandemic when most indoor venues were forced to close.
Moreover, VLT machines saw revenue increases of $41.7m YoY, as VLT sites across Manitoba were once more accessible.
Following Atwal’s departure, Gerry Sull, EVP of Gaming and Entertainment, will become acting President and CEO of MLL whilst the corporation searches for a permanent replacement.
“We were fortunate to have Manny’s keen eye for innovative and collaborative solutions in generating revenue for the government to help support important programs like health care, education, and social services,” Mitchelson added.