OKTO, voted “mobile payments solution or the year” in awards last month, has acknowledged its commitment to the UK market with the appointment of gaming industry senior executive Rob Peche.
He will be country manager for the UK, overseeing commercial activities in Britain and driving the digital transformation of UK gaming, leisure and entertainment.
Peche (pictured) joins OKTO from Inspired Gaming, where he was senior account manager for the international sportsbook and lottery operations. He was previously at SG Gaming, William Hill and Gala Coral.
Simon Dorsen, CCO at OKTO, said: “We are pleased to welcome Rob to the growing OKTO team at an important time for the brand as we look to build on what was a hugely positive and encouraging first year in the UK market working with partners including Regal, Inspired, Bob Rudd and Merkur UK.
“Rob is immersed in the gaming industry, having gained 18 years’ experience in a variety of senior customer-facing roles and will help grow the brand’s market-leading position across the adult gaming centres, bingo, casino, betting offices, pub and bar sectors.
“Our senior team is made-up of people who are passionate and knowledgeable about gaming and Rob certainly fits that profile.”