Ludovico Calvi (Lottomatica) has been re-appointed as president of The Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS), a relevant non-profit association that comprehends 33 lotteries from all over the world. Calvi will start his third mandate in the organization for the term 2021-2023. Gilles Maillet (Sport Integrity Director, La Française des Jeux, France) will be Vice-Chair for his first mandate, replacing Rupert Bolingbroke (Hong Kong Jockey Club), who did not stand for election this time.
While four members are elected directly by the GLMS Membership, other four are nominated by GLMS’ collective co-founding members, World Lottery Association (WLA) and European Lotteries (EL), each of whom present two nominees for validation by the Membership base. Besides Calvi, the other three elected members of the Executive Committee were Lat Diop (LONASE, Senegal), Younès El Mechrafi (MDJS, Morocco) and Lori Sullivan (OLG, Canada). The nominees of WLA and EL were also validated: Michael Fitzsimons (HKJC, Hong Kong), Fabian Garcia Saettone (La Banca de Quinielas de Montevideo, Uruguay), the above mentioned Maillet (FDJ, France) and Jens Nielsen (Danske Spil, Denmark).
About his continuity on the position, Calvo stated: “I am delighted and privileged to have been appointed president of GLMS for a third consecutive term. I would like to thank all members of GLMS for the renewed trust. During the last two terms, as president of the Executive Committee, we have been able to: a) review GLMS organization effectively; b) invest in competent human and technical resources; c) draw new, transparent and more effective processes and governance; d) implement new and more efficient Statutes, which will allow GLMS to grow a diversified membership base involving new strategic Sport Integrity Stakeholders; e) strengthen relations with key public and private stakeholders worldwide; f) define and implement new communication strategy, and g) engage and increase membership base effectively.”
Besides, Calvi declared: “We have set very solid foundations to drive the success of our Association in the titanic fight against match fixing and to protect sports integrity worldwide. I am honored to have been re-elected since this would allow me to carry on the mission of growing GLMS network worldwide and disseminating its core values, while guaranteeing continuity and strengthening the association. I am fully convinced that GLMS represents a tremendous vehicle not only for our Association and its members, but also for all other key interested stakeholders, our communities, and our society as a whole.”