LONDON, March 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE:IGT) today announced that Massimiliano ("Max") Chiara has been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective April 6, 2020. Chiara has also been appointed to IGT's board of directors effective as of the first IGT board meeting after April 6, 2020, or as of the 2020 AGM, if earlier and subject to shareholder vote.
We are excited to have Max join the IGT team, both as a member of my senior leadership team and as a board member," said Marco Sala, IGT CEO. "His broad and deep background in all facets of global finance and operations, in addition to his high standards of excellence, will be tremendous assets to our organization."
"It is a great honor to be joining an iconic gaming industry leader," said Max Chiara. "I look forward to working with IGT's strong leadership team and assisting the Company in achieving its strategic and financial goals."
Mr. Chiara joins IGT from CNH Industrial N.V., where he most recently served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Sustainability Officer. Mr. Chiara previously held various financial and operational roles at Fiat Chrysler and, amongst other prior positions, as a consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory.
IGT's board of directors has also appointed Beatrice H. Bassey as an independent director effective March 20, 2020. Bassey is currently Group General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, and Corporate Secretary of Atlas Mara Ltd. and serves on the boards of Union Bank of Nigeria PLC, African Banking Corporation of Botswana Ltd., and Banque Populaire du Rwanda.
"Beatrice's extensive experience in the highly dynamic and regulated banking sector, in addition to her extensive international exposure, are valuable perspectives to add to IGT's board," said Lorenzo Pellicioli, IGT Chairman.