Renato Ascoli, as Chief Executive Officer, Global Gaming of IGT PLC, is responsible for the IGT Gaming business. This includes PlayDigital, Sports, Italy Gaming, Global Gaming Sales, Global Gaming Product Management, Global Gaming Studios, Global Manufacturing, Operations and Services including Global Gaming Technology.
Prior to his appointment as CEO, Global Gaming, Renato Ascoli served as CEO, North America of IGT. In this capacity, other than serving all North America Customers, he held global responsibility for product development, manufacturing, product management, technology and delivery of all the Company’s portfolio outside Italy: gaming, digital, and lottery.
Before that, Mr. Ascoli served as CEO, North America Gaming & Interactive following the merger of GTECH S.p.A. and International Game Technology in April of 2015, until June of 2018, when he became CEO of North America.
From 2006 to 2012, Mr. Ascoli served as General Manager of GTECH S.p.A. (formerly known as Lottomatica Group) and Head of all business operations in Italy. From 2013 to 2015 he was President of GTECH Products and Services, where he held global responsibility for the design, development, and delivery of state-of-the-art platforms, products, and services. He supported all stages of the sales process and provided marketing and technology leadership to optimize investment decisions.
From 1992 to 2005, Mr. Ascoli worked for the national railway system Ferrovie dello Stato/Trenitalia, where he held roles of increasing responsibility including head of Administration, Budget, and Control of the Local Transport Division; head of Strategies, Planning, and Control of the Transport Area; and head of the Passengers Commercial Unit. In 2000, he was appointed Marketing Director of the Passengers Division, and later served as Director of Operations and Passengers Division. He also was head of International Development for Trenitalia.
Earlier in his career, he led international marketing efforts for Fincentro Group - Armando Curcio Editore, where he was responsible for commercial development of the publishing assets of Fincentro Group. He was also responsible for defining the strategic and management assets of the many companies comprising Fincentro Group.
Mr. Ascoli also served as a consultant to Ambrosetti Group, supporting the internationalization process (Spain, England, and U.S.A.). He graduated from Bocconi University in Milan, majoring in Economics and Social Studies.