Lottomatica Holding S.r.l. board of directors

Pursuant to the bylaw, the Board of Directors has all powers of ordinary and extraordinary management of the Company and it is entitled to take any action it deems advisable to implement and achieve the corporate purpose.

The Board of Directors remains in office for three financial years, expiring on the date of quotaholders’ meeting called to resolve on the financial statements as at December 31, 2020.


Fabio Attilio Cairoli

Chairman and CEO Lottomatica Holding S.r.l.

He joined the company in 2012 as SVP Business Division and later as General Manager, and finally became CEO for the Italy Region of IGT PLC. Since 2014 he has been a member of the Executive Committee of the World Lotteries Association and since 2015 has been on the Executive Committee of European Lotteries.
He has a 25 years experience in the consumer goods industry for leading multinational companies, where held responsabilities both nationally and internationally. He was the Group General Manager and member of the Board of Directors of Bialetti Industrie, where he was in charge of the company’s reorganization and restructuring plan, focusing on market strategy and the industrial model. Before joining Bialetti, he was General Manager of Star Alimentare S.p.A., one of the most important Italian food companies, successfully reviving the historic brand.
In addition, he has been Managing Director of Julius Meinl Italy S.p.A. and Director of Marketing & Sales for Motorola Mobile Devices Italy.
He has been Marketing Director at Kraft Foods, where he held various positions for 10 years in Italy and at the European Headquarters in Britain.
Cairoli has a degree in Economics from the Catholic University of Milan.
Claudio Demolli

Claudio Demolli


As Italy CFO (since December 2018) Claudio Demolli is tasked with supporting the overall financial targets and the customer management activities of Lottomatica, via the planning & control and sales administration & credit management functions. Claudio joined the IGT Group in September 2012 in the role of Global Treasurer, a position he still holds and has actively participated to the international expansion of IGT. Before joining the IGT/Lottomatica Group Claudio has worked in corporate finance and treasury for 10 plus years with increasing responsibilities in multinational companies such as FCA, Autogrill and Prelios. Previously Claudio has worked as economist e strategist in the financial sector in Italy and the UK for eight years. Claudio holds a BsC from Bocconi University in Milan and a Master of Science in Finance from Birkbeck College, University of London. He is also CEO of Cartalis (Imel), President of the National Lottery S.p.A, LIS S.p.A., PCC Giochi e Servizi (Games and Services) S.p.A., Technology and Press Security S.r.l., a member of Lottomatica Holding Council, LottoItalia S.r.l., SED MULTITEL S.r.l.. Prior to the acquisition beginning in 2010, Blanc served as CFO Italy of GTECH S.p.A. (Formerly known as Lottomatica). For Italy, Blanc is Appointed Director of SCIGR (Systems of Internal Controls and Risk Management). From 1995 to 2010, Blanc worked for the Italian State Railways, where he held various positions of increasing responsibility in finance, strategic planning and operational control, and investments in transportation until 2006. Having led various Joint Ventures with European railways, in 2006 he took over direct responsibility of business and international sales of passenger transport. Finally, in 2008, he became Senior Vice Chairman of "Long Distance" Passengers for Egyptian National Railways. This position was part of an Italy-Egypt cooperation agreement to support the ''Egyptian National Railways Transformation Program". From 1990 to 1995, he was senior manager consultant at Coopers & Lybrand; as a consultant he led several missions of systems organization/revision in support of operational processes. Previously, he was with Alitalia for one year in Organization and started his career in 1986 in France in the sales department of an IT company (Bull France). Blanc, European Engineer (EUR-ING), has a degree in Engineering from the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Pétroles et des Moteurs French Petroleum Institute (ReuilMalmaison-France) and holds a master's degree in IT Management from the Management Studies and Research Center in Sophia Antipolis (France). He was a Naval Officer (military service in France).
Alessandro Merlino

Alessandro Merlino


In July 2015 Alessandro joined the Lottomatica Group as Senior Vice President for Human Resources & Organizational Development, in charge of the management of all key Human Resources processes.
Throughout his professional experience, before joining Lottomatica, Alessandro held various positions of increasing responsibility in HR, in several multinational companies.
Over the last 11 years, he has gained extensive and consolidated knowledge in highly-regulated markets. From 2006 to 2015 he was Director of Human Resources at Bristol Myers Squibb. In this role he was both a member of the Regional HR Leadership team for EMEA and the European Working Council, partecipating in European Projects on Change Management, Project and Performance Management, where he was an active leader.
From 1988 to 2006, Alessandro worked for Johnson & Johnson. His final assignement was as Italy & EMEA HR Director Italy HR Director (Commercial & Operations) and Member of the Regional Demand Fulfillment Leadership team for Johnson & Johnson Consumer manufacturing Europe.
Alessandro has a MA degree in Law from the La Sapienza University of Rome and touched off his business education by completing an MBA from Tor Vergata University of Rome.
Daniele Umberto Santosuosso

Daniele Umberto Santosuosso


Professor of commercial law at "La Sapienza" University of Rome. Visiting professor at several foreign universities, including Berkeley School of Law and Harvard Law School.
A lawyer (High Court since 2000), he has also worked with various international law firms. He is currently head of his own law firm, which offers professional services in all areas of business law (from corporate, bankruptcy, banking and finance to antitrust and contract law) and business administration (making use of chartered accountants who work with his firm). Institutional and corporate management. Appointed rector (dean) of "La Sapienza" University from 1999 to 2002, on Board of Directors of the Inter-Faculty Organizational Unit of "La Sapienza", a public corporation; since 2003, on the Committee and now on the Spin-off and Start-up Commission of "La Sapienza" at the Rectorate.
In a government post, as adviser to the Minister of Post and Telecommunications (1995-1996); permanent member of the First (2000-2003) and Second (2004) "Vietti" Government Commission established by the Minister of Justice for Corporate Law reform; member of the study group at the Standing Committee on Microcredit and Microfinance reform (2005).
Appointed by Consob, as a member of the expert panel for regulating the procedure concerning related parties (2010); member of the working group for regulatory simplification of the financial market (2011).
Appointed by the Bank of Italy to the "Menichella Commission" (2011-2013). Member (the only Italian) of the international working group for writing the guidelines for judicial technical consultants, a project promoted and funded by the EU Commission.
On Boards of Directors of several companies including: Independent (2008-2011), Chairman of the Internal Control Committee, the Remuneration Committee and the Related Party Committee of Kinexia S.p.A. (renewable energy, energy efficiency and environment), listed on the Milan Stock Exchange; Independent (2011-2013) and remuneration committee member of Enel Green Power S.p.A., listed on the Milan Stock Exchange. Since 2013, independent member of various committees for remuneration, appointments, control and risk, as well as the oversight body of Banca IFIS S.p.A., listed on the Milan Stock Exchange. Since November 2015 independent for Lottomatica Holding S.r.l.
Roberto Saracino

Roberto Saracino


Since July 2016, Roberto Saracino has been Senior Vice President of CTO Lottomatica S.p.A.
Before Lottomatica, from 2012 to 2016, he was in charge of Corporate Development Information Systems and IT Coordination for Italian Post Office Group companies and previously served as Chief Information Officer of Postel.
He was previously at AlmavivA, as Chief Information Officer in charge of strategic direction for the company’s technology systems and providing technological and development services for the Group.
In addition, he worked at Unicredit, first as Head of Infrastructure Architectures to define ICT infrastructure strategies for the Unicredit Group, and later as Chief Security Officer of Unicredit Global Information Services and Staff Group CIO for ICT security issues for the entire Group.
At Lottomatica he is Director of Operations, Architectures and ICT Security in IT Management and CEO of Lottomatica Group SED Multitel, with which he obtained the O.L.O. license (Other Licensed Operators). During his tenure at Lottomatica he has also been Chairman of the in-house committee for some European public tenders.
Saracino previously held various positions of IT responsibility in the Telecom Italia Group.
Saracino completed a degree in Computer Science in 2007/2008, and collaborates with the University of Milano-Bicocca during courses in "telecommunications services", "telecommunications systems" and "Next Generation Data Centers".