At the General Meeting on May 11, 2021, the management team of the European lottery cooperation was newly elected. Andreas Koetter was unanimously confirmed in his position as Chairman of the Eurojackpot cooperation. The CEO of WestLotto, the state lottery company of North Rhine-Westphalia, will thus continue to lead the internationally successful lottery cooperation for the next three years.
„It is an honor and pleasure for me to be able to continue the task as Chairman, especially in the rapidly changing markets. In terms of stakes, Eurojackpot is the most successful gambling product in Europe launched in the past 10 years, and we are particularly proud of this. This success is both, motivation and obligation, which we want to live up to again as a team in the next three years,“ said Andreas Koetter after the election, commenting on the result.
In addition to Andreas Koetter as Chairman, Olli Sarekoski (Veikkaus Oy / Finland) was elected as Deputy Chairman. The Executive Committee Eurojackpot is composed of the following persons in total:
– Robert Chvátal (Sazka a.s. / Czech Republic)
– Andreas Koetter (WestLotto / Germany)
– Giovanni Emilio Maggi (Sisal S.p.A. / Italy)
– Olli Sarekoski (Veikkaus Oy / Finland)
– Dr. Heinz-Georg Sundermann (LOTTO Hessen GmbH / Germany)
– Pernille Wendel Mehl (Danske Lotteri Spil / Denmark)
„Our team looks forward to further promoting the healthy and successful growth of the past years, with 33 lottery companies in now 18 states, and position the product successfully on the gaming market for the benefit of all Eurojackpot lotteries,“ Andreas Koetter was already looking to the future.
The meeting and elections were conducted exclusively digitally due to the current pandemic restrictions. Andreas Koetter has thus been at the top of the largest lottery cooperation in Europe as Chairman since April 2016, which has developed extremely successfully since then and has added some additional countries and lottery companies in the past years.
The countries participating in Eurojackpot are Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain. This is done in each case by the lottery companies licensed in the respective countries.