IGT establishes new diversity, inclusion role
International Game Technology (IGT) has appointed Kim Barker Lee to the newly created role of vice-president of diversity and inclusion.
Lee will be responsible for developing and implementing the company’s first-ever global diversity and inclusion strategy, as well as chair the firm’s Executive Diversity and Inclusion Council.
The move represents an internal appointment, with Lee having started at IGT in 2011 as vice-president, legal and regulatory compliance for Northstar Lottery Group in Illinois in the US.
“Our goal is to meet the needs of our global customer base through a diverse and energised workforce; it’s not just about numbers or demographics,” Lee said.
“Diversity and inclusion goes beyond gender and race; we want to embed into our values a culture of inclusion where all our employees feel valued, respected, listened to, engaged, and empowered to contribute to the success of the company.”
Mario Di Loreto, executive vice-president of people and transformation at IGT, added: “IGT is committed to ensuring that our workforce reflects the global customers and communities that we serve.
“Bringing more diverse perspectives to the table drives innovation and will enable IGT to continue to deliver the best products and services to our customers.”
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