The Gambling Regulatory Authority is a body corporate established in 2007 which now operates under the aegis of the Prime Minister's Office. The Authority is administered and managed by a Gambling Regulatory Board. As CEO of the Gambling Regulatory Authority, Chhayan oversees all projects and ensures that the mandate is followed to the letter. Mrs. Ringadoo has previously held the position of draws and compliance manager at Lottotech Mauritius for six years.
Principal Consultant, 1710 Gaming, UK
CHRISTINA THAKOR RANKIN
Christina has over 25 years’ experience in the betting, and gambling industry. Starting out in the pre-dotcom era, she has a career spanning land, internet and mobile, covering all aspects of gaming operations, holding senior roles with some of the world’s best known brands (including William Hill and Virgin) responsible for managing multiple business disciplines, functions and teams across a range of channels, products and customers, including regulatory compliance and money laundering.
She is currently Principal Consultant at 1710 Gaming Ltd working with start-ups, investors, established operators, regulators, law enforcement and industry groups across the world, advising on all aspects of the gaming and gambling cycle – from market research and analysis, to licensing and compliance, products and marketing, project management and business strategy, to full operational set-up and customer engagement.
She remains an active Compliance Officer and MLRO, non-Executive Director and Board member, and regularly contributes to industry publications and international events. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law and Politics, and a Master’s degree in Classic.
Sales Director, Golden Race Africa
Christof Sattler is the ambitious Sales Director of Golden Race – Africa. Acquiring new customers and retaining them with care is his daily business. The dedicated approach to work and his reliability were key factors in order to become the well-respected person he is today.
Golden Race is striving to be the best Virtual Sports provider and Mr. Sattler completely identifies with this corporate philosophy. Encouraging his team of Sales Managers and sharing his wide knowledge with them is what makes him a great team leader.
CEO, LudWin Group
Christophe Caye is the CEO of the LudWin Group.
General Manager, GLI Africa
Mr. Devon Dalbock joined GLI Africa in 2016 as General Manager where he is responsible for the operations of GLI's African test laboratory as well as working with clients and regulators across the continent.
Mr. Dalbock has over 30 years of business development and management-level experience with organizations ranging from entrepreneurial ventures to multi-national companies, the past 12 years of which have been in the gaming industry. He has held various management roles during his professional career, including Account Manager, Business Unit Manager, Sales Director, Country Manager and Chief Executive Officer.
He holds an MBA from Milpark Business School.
CEO, SOREC, Morocco
Omar Skalli is the CEO of SOREC, Morocco.
Principal Consultant, Sense4Gaming
Robert Brassai, consultant, strategist and gaming expert. Robert is the founding principal of the gaming consulting firm “Sense4gaming.” The firm takes on projects from casino concept and management to marketing and operations. Robert brings to the casino industry a wide range of experience and expertise.
Robert, a leading casino executive has used his wealth of experience to establish and transform many casino businesses. He has opened and managed properties for some of the industry’s leading casino companies like Sun International, Queenco and Kerzner International.
Through his career Robert has had the privilege to lead teams at some of the most iconic casinos such as Casino Mazagan in Morocco, Casino Monticello in Chile and Ocean Sun Casino in Panama where he served as General Manager and opened two international standard casino properties almost simultaneously. Robert also spent 13 years working for Queenco in different countries from Romania to Morocco. Robert, who has always been an active participant in the evolution and transformation of the gaming industry, also served as Country Manager at Tilley Entertainment, Colombia.
Robert has always thrived on challenges and has a long and proven track record setting up new businesses from scratch and turning around struggling ones very quickly with his no-nonsense, result oriented approach. He has used his more than 25 years of industry experience coupled with continuous learning and innovation to achieve all his goals and those of his employers and partners.
A highly motivated accomplisher, Robert Brassai has a certificate in Executive Development Program from University of Nevada-Reno and a diploma in tourism management from KITV, Hungary. Besides his Native Hungarian, Robert is fluent in several major languages including English, French, Spanish, German and Hungarian.
Sales Manager - Africa, Skilrock Technologies
Thierno Diallo is currently the Sales Manager - Africa for Skilrock with a role to coordinate and develop sales leads and prospects. With a specific goal to turn some leads and prospects into potential customers. Thierno provides daily, weekly and monthly reports to his hierarchical manager.
Thierno is a trilingual consultant in business management and communication strategies who provides communication and marketing advice to clients and businesses. He develop the creation, the quality and the coherence of the forms and contents of internal or external communication, at the service of the strategy fixed by the customer or the direction of the company. Thierno design and implement any means, action, communication network to facilitate the company's relations with its environment.
Thierno's 5 pillars of principal business consists of:
Capacity of Analysis and Synthesis
Head of Business Dev & Sales, Moobifun
With 8 years in the telecom industry and 10 years in the gaming business, Yahya WANE presently stands at the point where these industries converge and meet with financial services. He is putting together partnerships between gaming operators and telcos to implement mobile betting solutions with tailored mobile money solutions, the perfect match for emerging markets.
Having worked for Phumelela as International Sales Manager in charge of Africa, he nurtured relationships with numerous stakeholders and decision makers in West, Central and East Africa.
Yahya WANE has been the COO and IT Director for the National Lottery of Senegal (LONASE) and as such, has a deep knowledge of the gaming industry in West Africa.
His experience with Editec, in charge of New Operations and Retail (London) gave him a large insight of the “retail to mobile” trend.
Yahya is a shareholder of Moobifun, the pioneering technology company which is implementing mobile gaming solutions throughout the continent.