Corporate Info

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Board of Directors

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Gilles Ohana (43) (Non-Executive Chairman)

Gilles is a FCA-registered corporate finance and capital markets specialist, with over 19 years’ experience of working in the City of London.  His extensive experience includes Partner and Head of Corporate Finance and Capital Markets at Sunrise Brokers LLP. Prior to this, Gilles was with Deutsche Bank for 12 years, culminating in the role of Head of EMEA Equity Capital Markets Execution.

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Melissa Blau (49) (CEO)

Melissa is a graduate from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and has an MBA from Harvard University.  She has been working in the gaming sector since 2004 as both an operator, adviser and investor.  Her extensive experience in the gaming sector includes CFO of St Minver (sold to GTECH), Operating Executive at Global Leisure Partners and CEO of acquisition holding company, Europa Point Group, before starting her own consultancy firm, iGaming Capital.  Over the past several years, she has taken an active role in developing the iGaming market in the United States, where she has been advising many large land-based Casinos.

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Marcel Noordeloos (49) (CFO)

Prior to becoming Chief Financial Officer at Veltyco Group plc, Marcel was Group Finance Director at Playlogic International NV between 2006 and 2009 and Chief Financial Officer at Playlogic Entertainment Inc on from March 2009 until September 2010. He has held several management positions with among others Nike EMEA Headquarters (2002-2006) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (1992-2001). Marcel holds an RA Degree (the Dutch equivalent of a CPA Degree) from the University of Amsterdam

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Rainer Lauffs (45) (COO)

Rainer Lauffs is a business graduate from Philipps University of Marburg (Germany) and has been working in the online gaming world since 2006.  Among other projects, he was significantly involved in building up PartyGaming’s business in Germanic and Dutch territories.  Since 2012 Rainer has been working alongside Uwe in managing all gaming projects for Veltyco.

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Mark Rosman (51) (Non-Executive Director)

Mark Rosman has 15 years of experience advising on private equity investments and managing private equity portfolios. Mark worked for Galladio Capital Management B.V. for eleven years and held the role of chief operating officer from 2006 until his departure in 2010. Since leaving Galladio, Mark has served as chief executive officer of The Nestegg B.V., a private equity management and advisory firm that advises high net worth individuals on the structuring and management of investments. Mark is a law graduate from VU University Amsterdam and has an MBA from Rotterdam School of Management.

 

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Senior Management Team

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Melissa Blau (49) (CEO)

Melissa is a graduate from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and has an MBA from Harvard University.  She has been working in the gaming sector since 2004 as both an operator, adviser and investor.  Her extensive experience in the gaming sector includes CFO of St Minver (sold to GTECH), Operating Executive at Global Leisure Partners and CEO of acquisition holding company, Europa Point Group, before starting her own consultancy firm, iGaming Capital.  Over the past several years, she has taken an active role in developing the iGaming market in the United States, where she has been advising many large land-based Casinos.

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 Uwe Lenhoff (54) (Head of Business Development)

Uwe Lenhoff, Head of Business Development, is the founder of the Sheltyco Group which merged into Veltyco Group plc on 30 June 2016 and his responsibilities focus on marketing and business development. Uwe is an industry veteran who started one of the first online casino with real money gaming in 1995. Furthermore, Uwe initiated and built a poker platform for RTL (www.rtlpoker.de) and worked as an affiliate for Party Poker and Full Tilt Poker. Also, Uwe worked as a consultant to several (online) gaming and gambling companies, before he started working as a B2B partner for the Betsson Group in the German speaking countries in 2012.

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Hans Dahlgren (34) (CTO)

Hans Dahlgren, Chief Technical Officer, has been working for the Group as a private consultant involved in technical and business development. Hans has extensive experience within the Gaming sector from working in an international setting as well as from a broad range of roles such as CEO, CTO, Director, Business Development Manager, Team Manager and Head of Payments. Hans also developed game platforms, affiliate systems and websites himself. His most recent appointment prior to founding his own consulting firm, Helix, was as CEO of Starfish Media which was divested from Betsson Group in 2012.

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Marcel Noordeloos (49) (CFO)

Prior to becoming Chief Financial Officer at Veltyco Group plc, Marcel was Group Finance Director at Playlogic International NV between 2006 and 2009 and Chief Financial Officer at Playlogic Entertainment Inc on from March 2009 until September 2010. He has held several management positions with among others Nike EMEA Headquarters (2002-2006) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (1992-2001). Marcel holds an RA Degree (the Dutch equivalent of a CPA Degree) from the University of Amsterdam

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Rainer Lauffs (45) (COO)

Rainer Lauffs, Chief Operating Officer, is a business graduate from Philipps University of Marburg (Germany) and has been working in the online gaming world since 2006.  Among other projects, he was significantly involved in building up PartyGaming’s business in Germanic and Dutch territories.  Since 2012 Rainer has been working alongside Uwe Lenhoff in managing all gaming projects for Veltyco.

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