Erwin Van Lambaart Replaces Per Jaldung as New ECA Chairman
By unanimous member approval, the European Casino Association (ECA) has appointed Erwin van Lambaart as its new Chairman to replace Per Jaldung.
Per Jaldung recently stepped down as the Chairman of the association after spending eight 'successful years' in the position. Before becoming the ECA's top leader, Jaldung had been active in the casino and entertainment industry for 20 years. He had also served in multiple capacities in the Stockholm Police Department and the National Criminal Intelligence Service for 13 years.
In recognition of his contribution and service, the ECA General Assembly presented Per Jaldung with the title of Honorary President of the association.
It has been an honor to serve as Chairman of the ECA. The greatest asset of this industry is its people, and I have been privileged in this role to have experienced the warmest of welcomes from across all countries and all roles and positions within the diverse and multi-faceted European and international land-based casino sector.
In his new role, van Lambaart will continue from where his predecessor stopped, making an annual Board plan with the ECA board, addressing daily operations of the association, and more. He will be assisted by the ECA Senior Vice Chair, Pascal Camia, from Monte-Carlo SBM, and the Vice Chair, Tiina Siltanen.
Until the new elections next year, the General Assembly has selected Yared Gabretensye, General Manager of Casino Cosmopol in Malmoe, Sweden, to take Per Jaldung's seat representing Sweden on the Board of Directors.
I understand that it is a big responsibility to serve the ECA members in these challenging times for the casino industry. The licensed European casino industry continues to face great changes and even disruptions. In the coming weeks, I will be working with the ECA members and the ECA board as well as our partners on the priorities for the future work of our association.