Senior Vice President of Finance & Control Italy and Customer Service
Blanc is in charge of Administration, Planning and Control, Tax, Purchasing, Logistics, Sales Management, Credit Management and Contact Centers for all businesses in Italy. In this position he assists top management in strategic and operational decisions with the aim of increasing the value of the business with a focus generating cash in the long term. In the policies of the group, he ensures the contribution of the Tax and Administration and Budget Departments to the Italian business through proper coordination, heading Italian M & A activities and ensuring the evaluation and monitoring of related investments in Italy. Since late 2014, he has also ensured the effectiveness and efficiency of "Customer Services" in support of the Italian business, by contributing to the introduction of innovative approaches, high quality standards and streamlined, measurable processes.
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 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 Research Center in Management in Sophia Antipolis (France). He was a Naval Officer (military service in France).