Francesco, born in Rome, Italy, is Playtech’s Chief Policy Officer. He engages with policy-makers and advises company executives on governmental policies at local, state, national and EU levels as well as provide Playtech with further business opportunities.
From 2007 to 2016 he was the Italian regulator for online gambling. In his role, he accomplished the reform of the Italian regulatory framework and the introduction of the full range of online products. During his tenure, the legal gross gambling revenue in Italy grew to over €800m from scratch, making it Europe’s second largest regulated market. He was also a member of the European Commission’s Expert Group on Gambling Services.