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October 11, 2022 World

Matt Wilson named new President and CEO of Light & Wonder

Global gaming giant Light & Wonder, Inc has named Matt Wilson as its new President and CEO, and as member of the Company’s Board of Directors, effective immediately.

Wilson’s appointment comes just over a month after he was named interim CEO following the departure of predecessor Barry Cottle. He previously served as CEO of the company’s Gaming business.

In a statement issued Tuesday morning (Asia time), Light & Wonder Executive Chairman Jamie Odell said, “The Board of Directors unanimously determined that Matt is the right choice to lead Light & Wonder’s next chapter given his impressive track record, extensive industry experience and his pivotal role in transforming our business.

“Matt has demonstrated impressive leadership, strategic vision and a passion for our business. He fully embodies the Light & Wonder culture rooted in embracing innovation, a player-first mentality and a deep commitment to performing and winning as a team.

“The Board is confident in Matt’s ability to unlock the full potential of Light & Wonder as we enter this exciting next chapter.”

Wilson boasts almost 20 years of industry experience, having recently led the strategic growth plans for Light & Wonder’s gaming team while overseeing product development, production, supply chain and sales of the company’s gaming products, systems and services. He previously served as President and Managing Director, Americas at Aristocrat.

“I am honored that the Board has put their trust in me to lead Light & Wonder as we work to capture the incredible opportunities ahead,” Wilson said.

“I am excited to work with the best team in the business as we chart our cross-platform future. With a portfolio of unparalleled evergreen franchises, industry leading positions and unmatched platforms, combined with a strengthened balance sheet, we are well-positioned to drive substantial growth and shareholder value.”

Light & Wonder has also named Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of Gaming, Siobhan Lane, as its new Chief Executive Officer of Gaming.

Source: https://www.asgam.com/index.php/2022/10/11/matt-wilson-named-new-president-and-ceo-of-light-wonder/

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