Graduate of Essec business school in Paris, Gilles Maillet began his career in various positions of marketing and sales organizations at international consumer goods companies, leading to the position of Marketing and Sales Director Europe of a Melitta-Johnson JV.
He entered FDJ in 2010 to lead corporate projects for the Management of the company and was promoted as Sales Director in 2012, driving the successful restructuring plan of FDJ field sales organization.
He was appointed Director of Sport Integrity in 2017, marking both FDJ’s commitment to promote sport values and Maillet’s personal commitment to sport – he is a member of the Management Committee for the Paris region tennis league .
Maillet represents FDJ at the French National Platform against the manipulation of sport competitions as well as on the ULIS Executive Committee.
Stéphane Fraser joined Loto-Québec in 2001 and has since overseen various activities related to the organization's financial and administrative sector. As a member of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés (CPA), Fraser brings over thirty years of experience in integrated financial systems, as well as implementing and supervising financial processes and controls.
In his current role as Loto-Québec’s Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of Gaming Establishments, he manages the Office of the Executive Vice-President and oversees the operation of the lottery’s gaming establishments. These establishments are dedicated to managing network bingo, Kinzo, sports betting, and Québec’s network of video lottery terminals.
Fraser, a graduate in accounting from the Université du Québec Trois Rivères, also serves as an expert advisor to Loto-Québec for the sector’s products and establishments.
CHEE WENG LAM
Lam Chee Weng, 54, is a seasoned professional with over 30 years of work experience. He currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Singapore Pools, a non-profit, state-owned lottery, sports betting, and horse wagering subsidiary of the Totalisator Board. This is a statutory board under the Ministry of Finance, Singapore, with annual collections exceeding USD 10 billion. Before this, he was the Chief Financial Officer, overseeing finance, procurement, prize payments operations, product management, draw operations, legal and company secretarial, facilities management, and security.
Lam has extensive commercial experience working in Public-Listed Companies and multinational companies across the Asia Pacific. He notably served as the Group Chief Financial Officer for Eu Yan Sang International Limited, a company previously listed on the mainboard of the Singapore Exchange. Trained as an auditor, he began his finance career with KPMG in 1992 and holds professional qualifications with CA Singapore, ACCA UK, CPA Australia, CA Malaysia, and CFA Institute USA. He also holds an MBA from RMIT University, Australia, and has completed the Advanced Management Program and International Directors Program with INSEAD, where he is a member of its alumni.
In addition to his professional roles, Lam serves as an Executive Commitee Member of the Asia Pacific Lottery Association and Co-Chair for the Responsible Gaming Forum in Singapore.
Jens is the Sports Betting Director at Danske Spil. He works to safeguard the integrity of sports and strives to protect sports betting consumers and operators from the negative effects of match-fixing in sports. This has been a significant motivational aspect of Jens' work for the past 15 years and continues to be so.
Since initiating and participating in ULIS' first meetings with UEFA, FIFA, and the IOC in 2005-2006 to establish Memorandum of Understandigs (MoUs) with these organizations, he has contributed to the lotteries' efforts to safeguard sports integrity via active international cooperation. Within the lottery community, he has focused on raising awareness of the threats from match-fixing to both consumers and Danske Spil's operations, and the benefits of working together to combat such phenomenon.
Jens has built relationships with countless colleagues in sports betting departments of lotteries worldwide. He dedicate his efforts within the ULIS Executive Committee to helping lotteries fullfil their integrity mission in the important years ahead.
YOUNES EL MECHRAF
Younes El Mechrafi holds a master's degree in Computer Science Applied to Business Management (MIAGE) and a diploma of Higher Specialized Studies (DESS) in Computer Engineering from the Université de Lille in France.
He began his career as a professor and researcher within a unit of the National Scientific Research Council (CNRS) at the Université de Valenciennes in France.
Upon returning to Morocco, he was appointed General Manager of SOMAV, a company operating in the agro-industry field. He then founded CONCIS, a computer engineering services company based in Rabat. Among its clients are significant state entities such as the Ministry of Finance and the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces.
In 2003, Younes El Mechrafi was appointed Special Advisor to the Minister of Justice, responsible for new technologies and modernization. The e-Justice project he led received the Imtiaz prize, a distinction awarded to the highest-performing public administrations in the e-Government program.
In 2006, he became the General Manager of Archos Conseil, an IT services company and a subsidiary of the ONA group, the first Moroccan private group.
Since 16 November 2009, Younes El Mechrafi is the CEO of La Marocaine des Jeux et des Sports (MDJS), a state lottery that operates Sports Betting and finances Moroccan sports. He is the General Secretary of the African Lotteries Association (ALA) since 2014. He is also an elected member of the World Lottery Association’s executive committee.
Chris Lo is a business leader with nearly 20 years of experience in sports betting, sports integrity, product development, and transformation. He has a solid track record of delivering exceptional business results.
Currently, Lo is the Head of Trading at the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC), where he leads culturally diverse teams in sports trading operations, sports integrity, marketing, and quantitative analysis in Hong Kong and Mainland China. He also serves as the primary advisor to betting and lottery operator partners across Asia, providing advice and consultancy on business strategy, product development, customer management, personnel development, and technology.
Before joining the HKJC, he gained experience as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) in financial advisory and asset management in Asia.
Aleš Veselý joined Sazka a.s. Czech Republic in 2013 as Marketing Director, served as Deputy Chief Executive Officer for three years, and was appointed CEO in 2021.
For over 65 years, Sazka has shaped the lottery market and is the largest and most influential lottery brand in the Czech Republic. Sazka is part of the fastest-growing lottery company in Europe, offering a comprehensive gaming portfolio, including igaming and sports betting.
Veselý 's primary task has been to transform Sazka into a customer-oriented and modern lottery brand. Along with his team, he is facilitating the transition of the traditional Czech lottery leader into a modern, fully digital, and technology-driven company. His goal is to ensure stable growth and establish Sazka as a leader in a highly competitive environment.
Before joining Sazka, he spent over 15 years in the telecommunications industry, most recently as Director of Marketing and Product at Telefonica O2. He graduated from the Faculty of Economics at UJEP in Ústí nad Labem and studied Project Management at George Washington University.
Wang has over 20 years of experience in the sports and sports betting industries and holds a PhD in Sports Humanities and Social Sciences from Beijing Sport University. She has a profound understanding and unique insights into the market management principles of sports betting. She places a high priority on ensuring fairness and transparency in the market to guarantee the long-term stability and sustainable development of the sports betting industry in China.
She joined the China Sports Lottery Administration Centre (CSLAC) in 2009, working in the Strategic Development Department, Lottery of Responsibility Management Department, and Sports Betting Management Department. In 2019, she was appointed as the director of the Sports Betting Department and in 2022, she became a Board Director of China Sports Lottery Operation Co., Ltd (CSLO), a subsidiary of CSLAC. Her current responsibilities include, but are not limited to, developing plans and implementation strategies for sports betting, managing match operations and risk management, implementing marketing and promotions, and organizing market and customer research.
Before 2009, she worked for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in the IOC Television and Marketing Services SA Beijing Office and for Shanghai F1 at the Shanghai International Circuit Co. Ltd.
In June 2015 Ludovico Calvi became a Member of the ULIS Executive Committee, and was subsequently elected President in June 2017. Already long involved in the industry, he has been a member of the American Gaming Association, Sport Betting Task Force, since May 2015. From 2006 to 2016, Calvi was Head of Betting and since 2009, CEO of Lottomatica Betting Ltd. From May 2013 he was Vice President, Product Marketing Betting at GTECH Plc and from April 2015 until August 2017, held the position of Senior Vice President Global Product Marketing Betting at IGT. Earlier in his career, he worked for Sisal (Italy) and William HILL (UK).