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Ex-politician Pechtold named new Dutch lottery board chairman

| By Nosa Omoigui
The supervisory board of the Dutch Lottery has appointed Alexander Pechtold as its new chairman.
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Pechtold, who is currently serving as general director at the central bureau for driving licenses, takes on the role. Prior to that position, he had a long political career, including serving as Parliamentary Leader from 2006 to 2018.

He succeeds Jan Loorbach in the role after his time in office expired.

Pechtold said: “It is an honor to be able to contribute to the future of the largest socially oriented, pre-Dutch gaming organization. 

“Netherlands Lottery has proven its position in the lottery market. With just as much energy and confidence, the Netherlands Lottery will also become active in the online gambling market with a responsible offer. ”

Dutch Lottery CEO Niels Onkenhout added: “The board and the entire management of the Dutch Lottery are happy with the arrival of Alexander Pechtold. He is introduced to a healthy and future-oriented organization, and we look forward to continuing to build on our position in the gaming market with the Supervisory Board. ”

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