01 July 2019

OKTO appoints Simon Dorsen to lead gaming division

Dorsen, supported by a growing team of gaming experts as the company expands, is joining with a vision to gamify the payment experience, and establishing OKTO as the true player’s wallet. Dedicated to driving player engagement and retention through intelligent and fully digital solutions, OKTO was founded on the vision of leveraging the best of the payment industry’s technology, while bridging the gap between financial services and gaming.
Dorsen’s appointment brings a wealth of industry knowledge to OKTO after 16 years in both the gaming and payment sectors. He previously held senior roles with Trustly, GTECH and IGT, where he established the company’s first omni-channel sales team, and has a strong background in commercial development, strategy and project management.

With a fully licensed, omni-channel fintech environment spanning payment services, mobile applications and consumer networks, OKTO has processed transactions reaching up to €1 billion, while directly operating an established network of 5,000 points of sale across jurisdictions.

Filippos Antonopoulos, Founder and CEO of OKTO said:
“Simon is an industry veteran with a gamer’s heart and the entrepreneurial spirit to drive growth and positive disruption in our industry. We welcome him with delight.
“We have been tailoring our market-leading payments and financial ecosystem to the gaming industry to provide a full-service payments and fintech model. Simon’s proven ability across a wide range of well-known gaming suppliers and operators, as well as his deep understanding of the technology behind it, makes him a perfect fit.
“I firmly believe that he will play a major role in successfully growing our Gaming business.”

Simon Dorsen, Director of Gaming at OKTO added:
“I am thrilled to join OKTO and I’m confident that my skills and experience, along with the company’s innovative payments technology and player engagement services will prove to be revolutionary for the industry.
“In the months’ ahead, we will be launching a new range of mobile and fintech solutions to the industry and its players and look forward to meeting the industry at gaming shows around the globe starting this July, while keeping everyone tuned in for more news and announcements shortly.”

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