Thursday, May 10,2012 : NEW CHIEF FOR AUSSIE GAMES COMPANY IN THE UNITED STATES
 
Atul Bali has wide experience in the social gaming field
 
The Australian online and land gambling content supplier Aristocrat Leisure Limited has appointed Atul Bali to succeed Nick Khin as president of Aristocrat Americas, effective 30 June 2012 and subject to regulatory approvals.
 
Atul Bali will be joining Aristocrat from the XEN Group, where he has been CEO since 2010, overseeing the expansion of the group's portfolio of social media, data technology, online gaming and ecommerce businesses.
 
Bali previously held leadership roles at Grupo Lottomatica, including president of the GTech G2 division and group senior vice president for corporate development and strategy.
 
A chartered accountant, Bali began his career with KPMG in the United Kingdom.  He will move to Las Vegas in mid-June to facilitate a smooth leadership transition.
 
Nick Khin joined Aristocrat in 2002, serving in a number of senior roles in Australia and Europe before being promoted to lead the Americas business in 2008. After a decade with Aristocrat, and having made important progress in the critical US market over the past three and a half years, he has decided to take a break with his family before pursuing new opportunities.
 
Aristocrat Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Jamie Odell, said "Atul's deep understanding of regulated lotteries, online gaming, gaming technology and other strategically significant opportunities makes him a particularly valuable addition to our team.
 
"In addition, Atul's broad global experience and familiarity with the US market make him an excellent choice to build on the progress already made in the Americas and ensure we meet our full potential in what is a core region for Aristocrat."