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Canada – Amaya hands job to former police commissioner

By - 22 January 2015

Amaya has appointed former Commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police Chris Lewis, as an advisor to its board of directors.

It has also named George Sweny, a member of the Board of Directors of the Responsible Gambling Council of Canada and a gaming industry executive, as its Vice President of Strategic Ventures.

“We’re extremely honoured to benefit from the experience and expertise of Mr. Lewis and Mr. Sweny,” said David Baazov, the Chairman and CEO of Amaya. “As a company operating in a heavily regulated industry, Mr. Lewis’s experience will ensure we continue to lead the way in security processes and procedures as well as integrity, which are of crucial importance to our customers, as well as governments and industry partners. Additionally, Mr. Sweny has extensive gaming industry experience in both the public and private sector and will ensure we maintain the highest standards in responsible gaming.”

Mr. Lewis joins Ben Soave as an advisor to Amaya’s board of directors. Mr. Soave, appointed in 2012, is a retired Chief Superintendent of the RCMP and internationally recognized innovator in the field of law enforcement, decorated by Canadian and foreign governments for his achievements combating organized crime and terrorism. Mr. Soave is also a member of Amaya’s compliance committee.

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