International Gaming Standards Association Appoints New Chairman & Vice-Chair and Elects 2023 Board of Directors

January 31, 2023 | Vendor News

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (January 30, 2023), The members of the International Gaming Standards Association (IGSA) have elected their Board of Directors for 2023. Following the election process, the Board of Directors met to select its Chair and Vice Chair. The members and appointees are as follows:

Chairman: Earle G. Hall, President & CEO,
Vice Chairman: Nimish Purohit, Global VP of Quality – Gaming, Aristocrat Gaming
Treasurer: Paul Burns, ALC (Ex-officio, retired)


  • Syed Hussain, Chief Information Officer, Oregon Lottery
  • Martin Pedak, Director of Technical Compliance, Playtech
  • Keshav Pitani, Vice President, Research & Development, Light & Wonder

“I speak for the entire management team when I say congratulations and thank you to our elected board members for this new and exciting year,” said Peter DeRaedt, President, IGSA. “We have a great roadmap this year and the members could not have selected a better board to lead our initiatives.”

DeRaedt added, “Having Earle move from Vice Chair to Chair is exciting. His enthusiasm, vision and passion for our industry is infectious. We are equally thrilled that Nimish Purohit has stepped up to the Vice Chair role. Teamwork is the theme for this year as we tackle new standards and challenges in our industry and our team could not ask for a better board of directors to support our agenda.”

“I am honored to represent the prestigious global membership of this fine organization,” stated Earle G. Hall, Chairman, IGSA. “Our Industry needs us more than ever.” The acceleration of artificial intelligence, payments, cloud, and security issues require new standards to support our members and our regulators. This year will be a great year and we plan to serve our members with pride, diligence and proximity.”

Hall added, “On behalf of the team and the entire board of directors, I would like to thank John English for his term as Chairman. His initiatives in sports betting are taking hold and will flourish this year. He has left a legacy to be proud of.”

The International Gaming Standards Association (IGSA) is the largest technical standards development organization dedicated to the creation and evolution of standards and protocols to the betterment of the global gaming industry. Through the creation and evolution of intellectual property, exclusively available to its distinguished membership in 20 countries, and with the input of regulators, operators and suppliers from over 30 countries, the IGSA ensures its members enjoy a unique strategic advantage. IGSA is the industry’s most recognized catalyst between the jurisdictional regulatory bodies and the online and land-based operators. This ensures its members a cross sectorial visibility and reach and a facility to access commercialization channels through the IGSA standardized protocols and standards.

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SOURCE: International Gaming Standards Association (IGSA).

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