Jean-Luc Moner-Banet, WLA President, announces the appointment of Luca Esposito Poleo as new WLA Executive Director

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Luca Esposito Poleo named WLA Executive Director

Dear WLA Members,

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Luca Esposito Poleo as the new WLA Executive Director. Luca is no stranger to the lottery world. Having worked the past ten years for IGT, he brings with him a wealth of lottery knowledge.

Luca hails from Italy, where he received a Master’s Degree in Computer Science and Telecommunication from the University of Calabria in 2003. Shortly thereafter he began working as a consultant for such major global concerns as Accenture and Cambridge Technology Partners. In 2009 he joined IGT Switzerland, working the first four years as Technology Director for the Central European region. In this capacity he served the technological needs of gaming-industry clients in Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, and Luxembourg. In 2013 Luca assumed the position of Country Manager for IGT, where he remained until joining the WLA. In his role as Country Manager for IGT, Luca worked closely with the lotteries of Switzerland, Belgium, and Luxembourg. It is here that he gained deep insight into day-to-day lottery operations and developed a sensitivity for the needs and concerns of lotteries.  

Owing to his solid technological background and his close ties to the lottery sector, we are certain that as WLA Executive Director, Luca will be an asset to the Basel Business office and a great value to the WLA as a whole. Please join me in welcoming him.


Jean-Luc Moner-Banet
WLA President