Cairoli took on the role at IGT in July 2020, prior to which he was CEO for the group’s Italian business and operations.
Before joining IGT, Cairoli spent almost eight years as senior vice-president of business for Lottomatica.
He also worked in management roles for the Bialetti Group, Star Alimentare and Julius Meinl Italy. In addition, he held senior marketing positions with Motorola and Kraft Foods Italy.
Paying tribute, IGT executive chair Marco Sala described the late Cairoli as an “outstanding executive”.
“He was distinguished by his passion, drive, sincerity and commitment to results and innovation,” Sala said. “His leadership of the global lottery sales and operations, Italy lottery operations, global lottery product and sales development and global lottery technology and support functions was unparalleled.
“While these operations remain in capable and experienced hands, we recognise many in the industry held personal relationships with Fabio. He was a greatly respected friend within and beyond the industry.
“IGT extends its deepest condolences to Fabio’s family. We dedicate our efforts to supporting their needs during this difficult time.”
iGB would like to pass on its condolences to Fabio Cairoli’s family and friends.