EGBA appoints Maarten Haijer

April 4, 2013 | iNTERGAME

The European Gaming and Betting Association has appointed Maarten Haijer as its new secretary general, replacing Sigrid Ligné.

Haijer has been director of regulatory affairs at EGBA since 2008 and takes up his new role with immediate effect. Outgoing secretary general Ligné said: "I have had the privilege to lead the EGBA at a time of significant progress in the EU debate on online gambling. I am pleased to note that the EU institutions and other stakeholders are now engaged in a constructive exchange on how smart regulatory design can achieve our common goals.

By appointing Maarten Haijer to take up the baton in the continuing efforts to persuade policymakers of the merits of market-based solutions, the EGBA can be sure that its cause is in excellent hands."

Maarten Haijer said: "It was a pleasure to work with Sigrid for many years and I wish her all the best. I am honoured by the appointment as secretary general of EGBA and the confidence EGBA members have shown in me.

I am fully aware of the challenging job ahead of us in creating a uniformly safe environment for the playing public, and in obtaining equitable treatment for EU-based operators, added Haijer.

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