Allwyn appoints Ifor Evans as Group Chief Technology Officer

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Allwyn appoints Ifor Evans as Group Chief Technology Officer
Allwyn appoints Ifor Evans as Group Chief Technology Officer

He joins Allwyn from Gamesys PLC/Bally’s Corp., where he has been Group Chief Technology Officer since 2019 and where he developed, maintained, and operated highly capable gaming platforms.

Allwyn, Lucerne, Switzerland May 22, 2024: Allwyn today announced the appointment of Ifor Evans as its new Group Chief Technology Officer. Ifor will replace Tony Khatskevich, who, after six years of dedicated and exemplary service, has decided to move from his current role as Group Chief Technology Officer and become an advisor to the CEO and Board of Directors. In this role, Tony will focus on offering strategic counsel on innovation, technology, IT, and security matters. Ifor will take up the CTO role at Allwyn on June 1, 2024.

Ifor is an accomplished CTO with over 25 years of extensive experience in software engineering, systems and data architecture, IT management, and project leadership. He joins Allwyn from Gamesys PLC/Bally’s Corp., where he has been Group Chief Technology Officer since 2019 and where he developed, maintained, and operated highly capable gaming platforms.

Prior to Gamesys, he held the role of Group Chief Technology Officer (Southeast Asia) for Lazada, part of the Alibaba Group, working in Singapore. He also established Lazada eLogistics (LEL) as a separate entity within the Lazada Group and led a team of over 400 individuals to create and implement a comprehensive technology strategy.

Robert Chvátal, Allwyn Group CEO, said, “We are delighted to welcome Ifor as our new Group Chief Technology Officer to continue enhancing the innovation of the lotteries we operate. Allwyn wants to make its lotteries even more entertaining and attractive to new audiences, and in doing so, have even more of a positive impact on society.

“Ifor is a dynamic business leader who has an excellent track record of delivering technology solutions across the gaming and IT sectors. He has exceptional strategic capabilities, proven operational effectiveness, and strong experience in our markets.

“I would also like to take the opportunity to thank Tony for his exceptional contribution and commitment to Allwyn over the past six years. He played a pivotal role in establishing a strong technology function for Allwyn and conceived and led technology initiatives that have helped to drive innovation across the group. In addition, Tony played a key leadership role in Allwyn’s winning bid in the UK and the management of the transition. I’m very pleased that we will continue to benefit from Tony’s wisdom, knowledge, ideas, and warm personality in his new role, where he will continue to help us fulfill our business growth and ambitions.”

Ifor Evans said, “I am delighted to have been appointed as Group Chief Technology Officer of Allwyn. The company’s commitment to social impact is evident across its global footprint. I look forward to helping the team develop even better lotteries and new game formats through the power of cutting-edge technology and future thinking.”

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