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Management Team

IGT has brought together a team of proven leaders to create a powerful gaming and lottery enterprise, providing expertise and value to all of our customers around the globe.

  • Marco

    Marco Sala

    Chief Executive Officer, International Game Technology PLC

    Marco Sala is Chief Executive Officer of International Game Technology PLC (IGT), and serves on its Board of Directors. He is responsible for overseeing the strategic direction of the Company, which is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:IGT). He works directly with the board and other senior management to establish long-range goals, strategies, plans, and policies. Prior to April 2015, Sala served as Chief Executive Officer of GTECH S.p.A. (formerly known as Lottomatica Group) since April 2009, and was responsible for overseeing all of the Company’s segments including the Americas, International, Italy, and Products and Services. He joined the Company as Co-General Manager in 2003, and since then, has served as a member of the Board of Directors. In August 2006, he was appointed Managing Director with responsibility for the Company’s Italian Operations and other European activities.

    Previously, he was Chief Executive Officer of Buffetti, Italy's leading office equipment and supply retail chain. Prior to Buffetti, Sala served as Head of the Italian Business Directories Division for SEAT Pagine Gialle. He was later promoted to Head of Business Directories with responsibility for a number of international companies such as Thomson (Great Britain), Euredit (France), and Kompass (Italy).

    Earlier in his career, he worked as Head of the Spare Parts Divisions at Magneti Marelli (a Fiat Group company) and soon after, he became Head of the Lubricants Divisions. Additionally, he held various marketing positions at Kraft Foods.

    Sala graduated from Bocconi University in Milan, majoring in Business and Economics.
  • Renato

    Renato Ascoli

    Chief Executive Officer, North America Gaming/Interactive (DoubleDown Casino)

    Renato Ascoli, as Chief Executive Officer, North America Gaming/Interactive (DoubleDown Casino) of IGT PLC, is responsible for product development, manufacturing, marketing, and delivery of all of the Company’s gaming offerings. This includes interactive and sports betting, as well as oversight of the DoubleDown Casino online social gaming business.

    Prior to April 2015, Mr. Ascoli served as General Manager of GTECH S.p.A. (formerly known as Lottomatica Group) and President of GTECH Products and Services, where he was responsible for overseeing the design, development, and delivery of state-of-the-art platforms, products, and services. He supported all stages of the sales process, and provided marketing and technology leadership to optimize investment decisions.



    Prior to this role, Mr. Ascoli served as Head of Italian Operations. In this position, he was responsible for the strategic direction and operations of the Company’s Italian businesses. He joined GTECH S.p.A. in 2006 as Director of the Gaming division.

    From 1992 to 2005, Mr. Ascoli worked for the national railway system Ferrovie dello Stato/Trenitalia, where he held roles of increasing responsibility including head of Administration, Budget, and Control of the Local Transport Division; head of Strategies, Planning, and Control of the Transport Area; and head of the Passengers Commercial Unit. In 2000, he was appointed Marketing Director of the Passengers Division, and later served as Director of Operations and Passengers Division. He also was head of International Development for Trenitalia.

    Earlier in his career, he led international marketing efforts for Fincentro Group - Armando Curcio Editore, where he was responsible for commercial development of the publishing assets of Fincentro Group. He was also responsible for defining the strategic and management assets of the many companies comprising Fincentro Group.

    Mr. Ascoli also served as a consultant to Ambrosetti Group, supporting the internationalization process (Spain, England, and U.S.A.). He graduated from Bocconi University in Milan, majoring in Economics and Social Studies.
  • Walter

    Walter Bugno

    Chief Executive Officer, International

    As Chief Executive Officer, International of IGT PLC, Walter Bugno is responsible for the management and strategic development of the International region. He works directly with IGT PLC’s management teams to implement the Company’s vision through the ongoing delivery of value to customers, shareholders, and employees.

    Mr. Bugno leads the Company’s lottery, gaming, and interactive businesses throughout Europe (except Italy), as well as in the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific region. He also oversees private manager agreement opportunities across these regions.

    He joined GTECH S.p.A. (formerly known as Lottomatica Group) in July 2010 as President and CEO of SPIELO International (now integrated into GTECH). He led the business by capitalizing on the many growth opportunities in the gaming industry, and overseeing the Company’s long-term strategic direction. In 2012, Mr. Bugno’s portfolio expanded to include the Company’s interactive business. Under his leadership, SPIELO experienced substantial growth and became a major contributor to the Company’s total earnings.

    From 2006 to 2009, Mr. Bugno was the CEO of Casinos for Tabcorp Holdings Limited, Australia’s premier gambling and entertainment group. During his tenure with Tabcorp, Mr. Bugno transformed the business from being product-driven to customer-driven by revitalizing the customer casino experience with new loyalty programs, products, and customer service. Some of his successes included a new 12-year exclusive casino license with the New South Wales government, expansion of gaming products, and increases in market share.

    Prior to Tabcorp, Mr. Bugno was President of Campbell Soup Company in Asia Pacific from 2002 to 2006. He was responsible for Campbell’s food products, manufacturing, and distribution. He was previously Managing Director of Lion Nathan Australia, a division of Lion, one of Australasia’s leading beverage and food companies.

    Mr. Bugno grew up in Australia and Italy, and has Bachelor of Commerce and Master of Commerce degrees from the University of New South Wales, Australia.
  • Fabio

    Fabio Cairoli

    Chief Executive Officer, Italy

    As Chief Executive Officer, Italy of IGT PLC, Fabio Cairoli is responsible for managing all business lines, marketing services, and sales for the Company’s Italian operations. Through his leadership of the largest lottery operator in the world, Mr. Cairoli shares insights and best practices with other organizations in the Company.

    Mr. Cairoli joined the Company in 2012 as Senior Vice President of Business. He has more than 20 years of experience in consumer goods for multinational organizations, with both local and international expertise. He served as Group General Manager and Board Member of Bialetti Industrie, a world-renowned Italian manufacturer and retailer of stovetop coffee (espresso) makers and small household electrical appliances. During his tenure at Bialetti, he was responsible for turning around the business by refocusing strategy, streamlining costs, and optimizing the product portfolio and retail presence.

    Prior to Bialetti, Mr. Cairoli served as General Manager of Star Alimentare, a major Italian food company, and successfully relaunched an historical brand. Additionally, he spent part of his career with Julius Meinl Italia and with Motorola Mobile Devices Italy. He also spent 10 years with Kraft Foods in Italy and the U.K. in various capacities.

    Mr. Cairoli holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Catholic University in Milan.
  • Michael

    Michael Chambrello

    Chief Executive Officer, North America Lottery

    As Chief Executive Officer, North America Lottery of IGT PLC, Michael Chambrello is responsible for the development and delivery of all lottery technology solutions globally for the Company, as well as the strategic development and management of the lottery business in the U.S. and Canada. In addition, he is also responsible for the global instant ticket printing business.

    A seasoned lottery industry expert, Mr. Chambrello most recently served as CEO of Scientific Games Corporation, where he had overall responsibility for managing Scientific Games’ day-to-day worldwide activities. Prior to that, he was Scientific Games’ President and Chief Operating Officer. He left Scientific Games in 2013.

    For a 17-year span, Mr. Chambrello held various roles of increasing responsibility at GTECH until he left the Company in 1998. From 1996 to 1998, he was President of GTECH Corporation and Executive Vice President of GTECH Holdings Corporation. Mr. Chambrello has also served as President and CEO of Environmental Systems Products Holdings (ESP), and as CEO of Transmedia Asia Pacific, Inc. and Transmedia Europe Inc.

    Mr. Chambrello has served on the board of directors of various public and private companies, most recently as chairman of the board of directors for Meridian Lightweight Technologies in Detroit, the world’s leading provider of magnesium die casting components for the automobile industry. He has served on the board of numerous not-for-profit organizations, and currently sits on the executive committees of the Petit Family Foundation and the Southern Connecticut State University Foundation.

    Mr. Chambrello earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Southern Connecticut State University, and attended graduate school at the American University Kogod College of Business in Washington, D.C.
  • Mario

    Mario Di Loreto

    Executive Vice President of Human Resources, Organization & Transformation

    As Executive Vice President of Human Resources, Organization & Transformation, Mario Di Loreto is responsible for providing the overall HR leadership and strategy to further organizational development and ensure that IGT attracts, develops, and retains a talented, diverse, and engaged workforce.

    Prior to joining IGT, Mr. Di Loreto was Executive Vice President for Human Resources and Organization at Telecom Italia Group and its 50,000 employees, where he led a complete re-engineering of the HR management core processes across the global organization as part of a three-year People Strategy Program.

    Previous to joining Telecom Italia, he spent four years as the Human Resources Group Director for Barilla, where he was responsible for 15,000 employees in 17 countries. In this role, Mr. Di Loreto participated in the re-organization of the international subsidiary companies to achieve cultural and business integration and alignment.

    In addition, Mr. Di Loreto has held HR positions with increasing levels of responsibility and authority with Starwood Hotels, where he was part of a global innovation team that worked under Starwood’s CEO at its U.S. headquarters to help define the evolution of the company’s organizational and business models. He has also held senior HR positions with Air One and subsequently Alitalia, where he participated in the creation and development of two low-cost carriers, Alitalia Team and Alitalia Express.

    Mr. Di Loreto graduated with a Ph.D. in the Philosophy of Science from the University of Rome, and for a time, pursued an academic career before beginning his career in business.

  • Alberto

    Alberto Fornaro

    Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

    As Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of IGT PLC, Alberto Fornaro is responsible for managing and developing the financial strategy for the Company. He oversees the Finance, Accounting, and Control Organization, which includes making decisions and improving financial strategies to maximize shareholder value and cash flow; providing high-quality financial and management reporting; and ensuring compliance of all fiscal and statutory reporting, and legal matters.

    He brings more than 20 years of strong financial expertise to IGT PLC and has an extensive record of significant international exposure.

    Prior to April 2015, Mr. Fornaro served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for GTECH S.p.A. He was previously Group CFO and President of the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) division at Doosan Infracore Construction Equipment (DICE), a world leader in the construction equipment industry formed by Bobcat and Doosan Infracore. During his tenure at DICE, he led numerous integration programs and several cost-saving initiatives, helping DICE to weather the recent economic downturn and emerge as an even stronger player in a highly competitive industry.

    Mr. Fornaro also served as General Manager and CFO of Technogym, the second-largest worldwide manufacturer of fitness equipment. Additionally, he spent 12 years in finance at Case New Holland (CNH) Global/Fiat Group in Italy and the U.S. At CNH, he served in many different financial capacities at the vice president level.

    He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Banking Sciences from the University of Siena, Italy; a master’s degree in Banking Disciplines from the University of Siena’s Post Graduate School, Italy; and was a Visiting Scholar at the Ph.D. Program in Economics at Columbia University, New York. Mr. Fornaro is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in Illinois.
  • Donald

    Donald Sweitzer

    Chairman, IGT Global Solutions Corporation

    As Chairman of IGT Global Solutions Corporation, Donald R. Sweitzer is an ambassador for the Company when interacting with global customers, current and potential partners, and government officials. Additionally, Mr. Sweitzer advises IGT PLC’s CEO on government affairs and general business matters.

    Prior to becoming Chairman, Mr. Sweitzer served as Senior Vice President of Global Business Development and Public Affairs of GTECH, and was responsible for leading the Company’s efforts to identify and develop new business opportunities in targeted markets, support the expansion of GTECH’s products and services in existing jurisdictions, and continually enhance the Company’s communications and services to its worldwide government and commercial clients.

    When Mr. Sweitzer joined GTECH in 1998, he brought more than 20 years of experience in government and public affairs. A recognized authority on national politics and public affairs, Mr. Sweitzer has advised numerous national, statewide, and congressional candidates throughout his career, and has worked at every level of government.
  • Robert

    Robert Vincent

    Executive Vice President for Administrative Services and External Relations

    As Executive Vice President for Administrative Services and External Relations of IGT PLC, Robert Vincent is responsible for overseeing global external and internal corporate communications, media relations, branding, and social responsibility programs. Additionally, he leads a centralized Administrative Services organization that includes information security, global procurement, real estate/facilities, food services, environmental health and safety, and facility security and monitoring. He is also involved in selected business development projects, as well as support activities in compliance, investor relations, marketing communications, and government relations. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Public Affairs for IGT PLC. 

    Prior to April 2015, Mr. Vincent had been affiliated with GTECH S.p.A. for more than 20 years, having served as an external consultant; as Vice President of Business Development for Dreamport, GTECH’s former gaming and entertainment subsidiary; and as Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Public Affairs for GTECH S.p.A.

    Before joining the Company, he was a senior partner at RDW Group, a regional advertising and public relations company in Rhode Island. He also held senior policy and administrative positions with Rhode Island-based governments, including the Governor’s Office, Secretary of State’s Office, and the Providence Mayor’s Office. In addition, he has staffed community and government affairs efforts at Brown University in Providence.

    Active in the community, Mr. Vincent serves on the Family Service of Rhode Island Board of Directors, Hasbro Children’s Hospital Advisory Board, the URI Foundation Executive Committee, and the URI Harrington School of Advisory Board. He is an Emeritus Trustee of Trinity Repertory Company.

    Mr. Vincent received his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Rhode Island.

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