Francesco, born in Rome, is Playtech’s Chief Policy Officer. He engages with policy-makers and stakeholders in both regulated and emerging markets. He advises the company on governmental policies at local, state, national and EU levels, with a strong focus on responsible gambling. From 2007 to 2016 Francesco worked for the Italian government as the online gambling regulator, building from scratch the national regulatory framework and leading the growth of the legal market from zero to over €1bn – making it the second largest in Europe. Francesco has more than 20 years’ experience in e-business related jobs. He began his career in IT, then worked in a variety of B2B roles for private companies, eventually specialising in international public affairs.