Gaming Laboratories International (GLI) has appointed a new government relations and business development executive in Brazil. Valter Delfrero Júnior (pictured), the new appointee, brings to the job a wealth of experience in the world of gaming. Such investment in the LatAm and Caribbean market underscores the growing importance of the region for the industry.
GLI – the New Jersey-headquartered purveyor of land-based equipment, lottery and iGaming testing services – has had a presence in Brazil for 15years, but the need for more feet on the ground has become more readily apparent as the market has continued to grow.
Delfara, a Brazilian national based in Sao Paolo, is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and English. He has performed a number of roles with GLI in the pasts, including as a leader of teams of programmers, designers, engineers, and business developers. Outside of GLI, he has experience in the public sector, having worked for regulatory bodies in multiple countries. He has also spent time at a cloud-based data management company.
GLI VP of Latin America & Caribbean Karen Sierra-Hughes was excited to have him on board: “I am so pleased to have Valter joining our LatAm & Caribbean team. We continue to build our local resources in the region and providing GLI’s global experience with a local focus to our Brazilian clients in their language, with an understanding of their culture, which is another example of our long-term commitment to the country. Valter is a talented and experienced executive, and his technical and business development background is the perfect complement to our team.”