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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Philip Satre

66 2009 Independent Chairman of the Board

Marco Sala

57 2015 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Patti Hart

60 2015 Vice Chairman of the Board

Lorenzo Pellicioli

65 2015 Vice Chairman of the Board

Alberto Fornaro

51 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Renato Ascoli

55 2015 Chief Executive Officer, North America Gaming/Interactive (DoubleDown Casino)

Walter Bugno

56 2015 Chief Executive Officer, International

Fabio Cairoli

60 2015 Chief Executive Officer, Italy

Michael Chambrello

58 2015 Chief Executive Officer, North America Lottery

Donald Sweitzer

68 2015 Chairman, IGT Global Solutions Corporation

Robert Vincent

62 2015 Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Public Affairs

Paolo Ceretti

61 2015 Director

Marco Drago

70 2015 Director

Paget Alves

61 2010 Independent Director

Alberto Dessy

63 2015 Independent Director

Jeremy Hanley

70 2015 Independent Director

James McCann

64 2015 Independent Director

Vincent Sadusky

51 2010 Independent Director

Gianmario Tondato da Ruos

56 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Philip Satre

Mr. Philip G. Satre serves as Independent Chairman of the Board of International Game Technology PLC. He has served on our board of directors since January 2009, and has served as independent Chairman since December 2009. Mr. Satre is the Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and the Executive Committee, and is a member of the Capital Deployment Committee and the Compliance Committee. Mr. Satre has been a private investor since 2005. Mr. Satre has extensive gaming industry experience having served on the board of directors of Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. (now Caesars Entertainment Corporation), a provider of branded casino entertainment ("Harrah's"), from 1988 to 2005 and as Chairman from 1997 to 2005. Between 1980 and 2002, Mr. Satre held various executive management positions at Harrah's, including Chief Executive Officer, President and Chief Executive Officer of Harrah's gaming division and Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. Mr. Satre currently serves on the board of directors of Nordstrom, Inc., National Center for Responsible Gaming and National World War II Museum. Mr. Satre previously served on the board of directors of the Stanford University Board of Trustees (2005-2010), Rite Aid Corporation (2005-2011) and NV Energy, Inc. (2005-2013), where he served as Chairman from 2008 to 2013. Mr. Satre holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Stanford University and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California at Davis.

Marco Sala

Dr. Marco Sala is Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Prior to the effective time of the Mergers, Mr. Sala served as Chief Executive Officer of GTECH S.p.A. (formerly Lottomatica Group) since April 2009. Since joining GTECH S.p.A. as Co-General Manager in 2003, Mr. Sala has been a member of the board of directors. In August 2006, he was appointed Managing Director with responsibility for the Company’s Italian Operations and other European activities. He was named Chief Executive Officer of GTECH S.p.A. in April 2009 with responsibility for overseeing all of the Company’s segments, including the Americas, International, Italy, and Products and Services. Before joining the Company, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Buffetti, Italy’s leading office equipment and supply retail chain. Prior to Buffetti, Mr. Sala served as Head of the Italian Business Directories Division for SEAT Pagine Gialle. He was later promoted to Head of Business Directories with responsibility for a number of international companies, such as Thomson (Great Britain), Euredit (France), and Kompass (Italy). Earlier in his career, he worked as Head of the Spare Parts Divisions at Magneti Marelli (a Fiat Group company) and soon after he became Head of the Lubricants Divisions. Additionally, he held various marketing positions at Kraft Foods. Mr. Sala graduated from Bocconi University in Milan, majoring in Business and Economics.

Patti Hart

Ms. Patti S. Hart is Vice Chairman of the Board of the Company. She was Chief Executive Officer, Director of International Game Technology PLC. Ms. Hart served as Chief Executive Officer of International Game Technology since April 2009 and on the International Game Technology board of directors since June 2006. Ms. Hart also served as President of International Game Technology from April 2009 until July 2011. Prior to joining International Game Technology, Ms. Hart served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of each of Pinnacle Systems Inc. from 2004 to 2005, Excite@Home Inc. from 2001 to 2002, and Telocity Inc. from 1999 to 2001. Ms. Hart also held various positions at Sprint Corporation, including President and Chief Operating Officer, Long Distance Division. Ms. Hart has served on numerous public company boards, including Yahoo! Inc. (2010-2012), LIN TV Corp. (2006-2009), Spansion Inc. (2005-2008), and Korn/Ferry International Inc. (2000-2009). She currently serves on the board of the American Gaming Association. Ms. Hart earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing and Economics from Illinois State University.

Lorenzo Pellicioli

Mr. Lorenzo Pellicioli is Vice Chairman of the Board of the Company. Prior to the effective time of the Mergers, Mr. Pellicioli served on the GTECH S.p.A. (formerly Lottomatica Group) board of directors as Chairman from August 2006 to April 2015. Mr. Pellicioli has served as Chief Executive Officer of De Agostini S.p.A. since November 2005. Previously, he served as the first President and Chief Executive Officer of Costa Cruise Lines in Miami, a division of the Costa Crociere Group that operates in North America. He was then promoted to Worldwide General Manager of Costa Crociere S.p.A. In the past (2011 and 2010) he served as a director of IDeA Alternative Investments S.p.A. and as Managing Director of DeA Factor S.p.A. Mr. Pellicioli was also appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Compagnie Française de Croisières (Costa-Paquet), a subsidiary of Costa Crociere. He took part in the privatization of SEAT Pagine Gialle and, after the acquisition, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer. Following the sale of SEAT, Pellicioli worked for the Telecom Italia Group as head of the Internet Business Unit. Earlier in his career, he served as General Manager of Advertising Sales and Vice General Manager of Mondadori Periodici (magazines) for the Gruppo Mondadori Espresso, the first Italian publishing group. He was promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer of Manzoni & C. S.p.A, an advertising division of the Group. He has also held various positions in the private sector of Italian television for Manzoni Pubblicità, Publikompass and he was appointed president of Bergamo TV Programmes after starting his career as a journalist for the newspaper Giornale Di Bergamo. Since 2006, he has been a member of the Clinton Global Initiative.

Alberto Fornaro

Mr. Alberto Fornaro is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. He is responsible for managing and developing the financial strategy for the Company. He oversees the Finance, Accounting, and Control Organization, which includes making decisions and improving financial strategies to maximize shareholder value and cash flow; providing high-quality financial and management reporting; and ensuring compliance of all fiscal and statutory reporting, and legal matters. He brings more than 20 years of strong financial expertise to IGT PLC and has an extensive record of significant international exposure. Prior to the effective time of the Mergers, Mr. Fornaro served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for GTECH S.p.A. He was previously Group CFO and President of the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) division at Doosan Infracore Construction Equipment (DICE), a world leader in the construction equipment industry formed by Bobcat and Doosan Infracore. During his tenure at DICE, he led numerous integration programs and several cost-saving initiatives, helping DICE to weather the recent economic downturn and emerge as an even stronger player in a highly competitive industry. Mr. Fornaro also served as General Manager and CFO of Technogym, the second-largest worldwide manufacturer of fitness equipment. Additionally, he spent 12 years in finance at Case New Holland (CNH) Global/Fiat Group in Italy and the U.S. At CNH, he served in many different financial capacities at the vice president level. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Banking Sciences from the University of Siena, Italy; a master’s degree in Banking Disciplines from the University of Siena’s Post Graduate School, Italy; and was a Visiting Scholar at the Ph.D. Program in Economics at Columbia University, New York. Mr. Fornaro is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in Illinois.

Renato Ascoli

Mr. Renato Ascoli is Chief Executive Officer, North America Gaming/Interactive (DoubleDown Casino) of the Company. He is responsible for product development, manufacturing, marketing, and delivery of all of the Company’s gaming offerings. This includes interactive and sports betting, as well as oversight of the DoubleDown Casino online social gaming business. Prior to the effective time of the Mergers, Mr. Ascoli served as General Manager of GTECH S.p.A. (formerly known as Lottomatica Group) and President of GTECH Products and Services, where he was responsible for overseeing 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. Prior to this role, Mr. Ascoli served as Head of Italian Operations. In this position, he was responsible for the strategic direction and operations of the Company’s Italian businesses. He joined GTECH S.p.A. in 2006 as Director of the Gaming division. 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. He graduated from Bocconi University in Milan, majoring in Economics and Social Studies.

Walter Bugno

Mr. Walter G. Bugno is Chief Executive Officer, International of the Company. He is responsible for the management and strategic development of the International region. He works directly with IGT PLC’s management teams to implement the Company’s vision through the ongoing delivery of value to customers, shareholders, and employees. Mr. Bugno leads the Company’s lottery, gaming, and interactive businesses throughout Europe (except Italy), as well as in the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific region. He also oversees private manager agreement opportunities across these regions. He joined GTECH S.p.A. (formerly known as Lottomatica Group) in July 2010 as President and CEO of SPIELO International (now integrated into GTECH). He led the business by capitalizing on the many growth opportunities in the gaming industry, and overseeing the Company’s long-term strategic direction. In 2012, Mr. Bugno’s portfolio expanded to include the Company’s interactive business. Under his leadership, SPIELO experienced substantial growth and became a major contributor to the Company’s total earnings. From 2006 to 2009, Mr. Bugno was the CEO of Casinos for Tabcorp Holdings Limited, Australia’s premier gambling and entertainment group. During his tenure with Tabcorp, Mr. Bugno transformed the business from being product-driven to customer-driven by revitalizing the customer casino experience with new loyalty programs, products, and customer service. Some of his successes included a new 12-year exclusive casino license with the New South Wales government, expansion of gaming products, and increases in market share. Mr. Bugno grew up in Australia and Italy, and has Bachelor of Commerce and Master of Commerce degrees from the University of New South Wales, Australia.

Fabio Cairoli

Dr. Fabio Attilio Cairoli is Chief Executive Officer, Italy of the Company. He is responsible for managing all business lines, marketing services, and sales for the Company’s Italian operations. Through his leadership of the largest lottery operator in the world, Mr. Cairoli shares insights and best practices with other organizations in the Company. Mr. Cairoli joined the Company in 2012 as Senior Vice President of Business. He has more than 20 years of experience in consumer goods for multinational organizations, with both local and international expertise. He served as Group General Manager and Board Member of Bialetti Industrie, a world-renowned Italian manufacturer and retailer of stovetop coffee (espresso) makers and small household electrical appliances. During his tenure at Bialetti, he was responsible for turning around the business by refocusing strategy, streamlining costs, and optimizing the product portfolio and retail presence. Prior to Bialetti, Mr. Cairoli served as General Manager of Star Alimentare, a major Italian food company, and successfully relaunched an historical brand. Additionally, he spent part of his career with Julius Meinl Italia and with Motorola Mobile Devices Italy. He also spent 10 years with Kraft Foods in Italy and the U.K. in various capacities. Mr. Cairoli holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Catholic University in Milan.

Michael Chambrello

Mr. Michael R. Chambrello is Chief Executive Officer, North America Lottery of the Company. He is responsible for the development and delivery of all lottery technology solutions globally for the Company, as well as the strategic development and management of the lottery business in the U.S. and Canada. In addition, he is also responsible for the global instant ticket printing business. A seasoned lottery industry expert, Mr. Chambrello most recently served as CEO of Scientific Games Corporation, where he had overall responsibility for managing Scientific Games’ day-to-day worldwide activities. Prior to that, he was Scientific Games’ President and Chief Operating Officer. He left Scientific Games in 2013. For a 17-year span, Mr. Chambrello held various roles of increasing responsibility at GTECH until he left the Company in 1998. From 1996 to 1998, he was President of GTECH Corporation and Executive Vice President of GTECH Holdings Corporation. Mr. Chambrello has also served as President and CEO of Environmental Systems Products Holdings (ESP), and as CEO of Transmedia Asia Pacific, Inc. and Transmedia Europe Inc. Mr. Chambrello earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Southern Connecticut State University, and attended graduate school at the American University Kogod College of Business in Washington, D.C.

Donald Sweitzer

Mr. Donald R. Sweitzer is Chairman, IGT Global Solutions Corporation of the Company. He is an ambassador for the Company when interacting with global customers, current and potential partners, and government officials. Additionally, Mr. Sweitzer advises IGT PLC’s CEO on government affairs and general business matters. Prior to becoming Chairman, Mr. Sweitzer served as Senior Vice President of Global Business Development and Public Affairs of GTECH, and was responsible for leading the Company’s efforts to identify and develop new business opportunities in targeted markets, support the expansion of GTECH’s products and services in existing jurisdictions, and continually enhance the Company’s communications and services to its worldwide government and commercial clients. When Mr. Sweitzer joined GTECH in 1998, he brought more than 20 years of experience in government and public affairs. A recognized authority on national politics and public affairs, Mr. Sweitzer has advised numerous national, statewide, and congressional candidates throughout his career, and has worked at every level of government.

Robert Vincent

Mr. Robert Vincent is Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Public Affairs of the Company. He is responsible for global organizational development and people management, as well as corporate communications, branding, real estate and facilities. He is also involved in selected business development projects, as well as support activities in compliance, investor relations, marketing communications, and government relations. Additionally, he leads the Company’s corporate social responsibility efforts. Prior to the effective time of the Mergers, Mr. Vincent had been affiliated with GTECH S.p.A. for more than 20 years, having served as an external consultant; as Vice President of Business Development for Dreamport, GTECH’s former gaming and entertainment subsidiary; and as Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs for GTECH Corporation. Before joining the Company, he was a senior partner at RDW Group, a regional advertising and public relations company in Rhode Island. He also held senior policy and administrative positions with Rhode Island-based governments, including the Governor’s Office, Secretary of State’s Office, and the Providence Mayor’s Office. In addition, he has staffed community and government affairs efforts at Brown University in Providence. Active in the community, Mr. Vincent serves on the Family Services of RI Board of Directors, Hasbro Children’s Hospital Advisory Board, the URI Foundation Executive Committee, the URI Harrington School of Advisory Board and is an Emeritus Trustee of Trinity Repertory Company. Mr. Vincent received his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Rhode Island.

Paolo Ceretti

Mr. Paolo Ceretti is Director of the Company. Prior to the effective time of the Mergers, Mr. Ceretti served on the GTECH S.p.A. (formerly Lottomatica Group) board of directors since 2004. Mr. Ceretti has been General Manager of De Agostini since 2004. He is also Chief Executive Officer of DeA Capital (De Agostini’s arm in private equity investments and alternative asset management, listed at the Milan Stock Exchange) and De Agostini Editore (Publishing). Mr. Ceretti gained most of his professional experience at Fiat Group, where he held positions of increasing importance at the corporate level (Internal Auditing, Finance) and then in the Financial Services Sector. He then became the Head of Strategic Planning and Development of IFIL (currently EXOR, listed holding company of the Italian Agnelli Group). After assuming responsibility for the Internet B2C sector of Fiat/IFIL in 1999, Mr. Ceretti was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Global Value S.p.A., a Fiat/IBM joint venture in the Information Technology sector. He is currently a member of the board of directors of Banijay Group (TV and multimedia content production), IDeA Capital Funds (asset management), IDeA Fimit (real estate asset management), among other companies.

Marco Drago

Mr. Marco Drago is Director of the Company. Prior to the effective time of the Mergers, Mr. Drago served on the GTECH S.p.A. (formerly Lottomatica Group) board of directors since 2002. Since 1997, Mr. Drago has been the Chairman of De Agostini, one of Italy’s largest family-run groups, which he led through an extraordinary phase of development and diversification in new activities, so that nowadays De Agostini Group is operating worldwide, with revenues over €5 billion, an EBITDA of €1.2 billion, and about 12,000 employees in different sectors: lotteries, gaming and services (IGT); media and communications (Atresmedia, Planeta, Banijay Group); Finance (DeA Capital); Real Estate Asset Management (IDeA FIMIT); and insurance (Assicurazioni Generali). Since October 2006, he has also been Chairman of the Board of Partners of B&D, a family limited partnership created to ensure cohesion in share ownership, consistency of intent and continuity in decision-making over the long term. Mr. Drago is Vice President of De Agostini Planeta Group and director of Atresmedia, DeA Capital, De Agostini Editore, Zodiak Media and S. Faustin (Techint Group) and a member of the Assonime’s board of governors. Mr. Drago graduated in Economics and Business from Bocconi University and achieved important awards such as “Bocconiano dell’anno” in 2001 and appointed “Cavaliere del Lavoro” in 2003.

Paget Alves

Mr. Paget L. Alves serves as Independent Director of International Game Technology PLC. Prior to the effective time of the Mergers, Mr. Alves served on the International Game Technology board of directors since January 2010. He served as Chief Sales Officer of Sprint Corporation, a wireless and wireline communications services provider (“Sprint”), from January 2012 to September 2013 after serving as President of the Business Markets Group since 2009. From 2003 to 2009, Mr. Alves held various positions at Sprint, including President, Sales and Distribution from 2008 to 2009; President, South Region, from 2006 to 2008; Senior Vice President, Enterprise Markets, from 2005 to 2006; and President, Strategic Markets from 2003 to 2005. Between 2000 and 2003, Mr. Alves served as President and Chief Executive Officer of PointOne Telecommunications Inc., and President and Chief Operating Officer of Centennial Communications. He currently serves on the board of directors of Ariel Investments, LLC and Synchrony Financial. Mr. Alves previously served on the board of directors of GTECH Holdings Corporation (2005-2006), and Herman Miller, Inc. (2008-2010). Mr. Alves earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and Labor Relations and a Juris Doctor degree from Cornell University.

Alberto Dessy

Mr. Alberto Dessy is Independent Director of the Company. Prior to the effective time of the Mergers, Mr. Dessy served on the GTECH S.p.A. (formerly Lottomatica Group) board of directors since 2011. He is currently a Professor at Bocconi University. Mr. Dessy is a Chartered Accountant specialized in corporate finance, particularly the evaluation of companies, trademarks, equity and investments, financial structure, channels and loan instruments, funding for development and in acquisitions and disposals of companies. He has been an expert witness for parties to lawsuits and as an independent expert appointed by the court in various legal disputes. He is currently on the board of directors of Chiorino S.p.A. and has been on the boards of many companies, both listed and unlisted, including Redaelli Tecna S.p.A., Laika Caravans S.p.A., Premuda S.p.A., I.M.A., Milano Centro S.p.A., and DeA Capital S.p.A. Mr. Dessy graduated from Bocconi University.

Jeremy Hanley

Sir. Jeremy James Hanley is an Independent Director of the Company. Prior to the effective time of the Mergers, Sir Hanley served on the GTECH Holdings Corporation board from 2001 to 2006. He is a Privy Counsellor and Knight Commander of the Order of St. Michael and St. George. He is also a Chartered Accountant. He has served as a director of London Asia Capital from 2012 to December 2014; Willis Ltd. since March 2008; Parkstone Capital Limited (f/k/a Langbar International Ltd.) from April 2006 to December 2014; and Willis Group Holdings Inc. from April 2006 to January 2016. Sir Hanley also served as a director and audit committee member of Lottomatica Group S.p.A. from April 2008 to April 2011, and served as a member of the advisory board of Blue Hackle Ltd. from February 2006 to January 2011. In addition, he has served on the boards of the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce (1999-2011, chairman of the audit committee); Mountfield Group plc (2008-2009); Onslow Suffolk Ltd (2007-2008, chairman); CSS Stellar plc (2007-2008); ITE Group plc (1998-2008); MTF Ltd (2008-2009); Nymex Europe Ltd. (2008-2009, chairman of audit committee 2005-2007, member of remuneration committee 2005-2007); International Trade & Investment Missions Ltd (1997-2005, chairman); Caylon (f/k/a Credit Lyonnais) (2000-2005); Brain Games Network Ltd (2000-2002, chairman); AdVal Group plc (2000-2003); Christchurch group Ltd. (1997-1998); Brass Tacks Publishing Company (1997-2000); Fields Aircraft Spares, Inc. (1998-1999); and Talal Abu Ghazaleh International (2004-2005). Sir Hanley was educated at the Rugby School and began his accounting career with Peat Marwick Mitchell & Company (KPMG) as an articled clerk in 1963. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1969 and joined The Financial Training Company, and in 1980 qualified as a Certified Accountant and Chartered Secretary and Administrator.

James McCann

Mr. James Francis McCann is Independent Director of the Company. He has served on the IGT PLC board of directors since the effective time of the Mergers and is Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. McCann joined the IGT PLC board of directors in April 2015. He is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of 1-800-Flowers.com, Inc., a position he has held since 1976. McCann has served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Willis Towers Watson since January 4, 2016. Previously he served as Director (2004-2015) and non-executive Chairman (2013-2015) of Willis Group Holdings PLC (“Willis Group”). Prior to serving as the non-executive Chairman of the board of Willis Group, he served as the company’s presiding independent director. McCann also serves as a director for Scott’s Miracle-Gro. He previously served as a director and compensation committee member of Lottomatica S.p.A. (from August 2006 to April 2011), and as a director of Gateway, Inc. and The Boyds Collection, Ltd.

Vincent Sadusky

Mr. Vincent L. Sadusky serves as Independent Director of International Game Technology PLC. Prior to the effective time of the Mergers, Mr. Sadusky served on the International Game Technology board of directors since July 2010. He has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Media General, Inc., one of the nation’s largest multimedia companies, since December 2014, following the company’s merger with LIN Media LLC. Prior to the effective time of the Mergers, Mr. Sadusky served as President and Chief Executive Officer of LIN Media LLC from 2006 to 2014 and was Chief Financial Officer from 2004 to 2006. Prior to joining LIN Media LLC, he held several management positions, including Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, at Telemundo Communications, Inc. from 1994 to 2004, and from 1987 to 1994, he performed attestation and consulting services with Ernst & Young, LLP. Mr. Sadusky currently serves on the board of directors of Media General, Inc., Hemisphere Media Group, Inc. and NBC Affiliates, to which he was elected Treasurer in 2012. Previously, he served on the Open Mobile Video Coalition, to which he served as President from 2011 until its integration into the National Association of Broadcasters in January 2013. He formerly served on the board of directors of JVB Financial Group, LLC (2001-2011) and Maximum Service Television, Inc. (2006-2011). Mr. Sadusky earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Pennsylvania State University where he was a University Scholar. He earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the New York Institute of Technology.

Gianmario Tondato da Ruos

Dr. Gianmario Tondato da Ruos is an Independent Director of the Company. Prior to the effective time of the Mergers, Mr. Tondato da Ruos served as a Lead Independent Director of GTECH S.p.A. (formerly Lottomatica Group) from 2006 to April 2014. Mr. Tondato da Ruos has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Autogrill S.p.A. since April 2003. He joined Autogrill Group in 2000, and moved to the United States to manage the integration of the North American subsidiary HMSHost and successfully implemented a strategic refocusing on concessions and diversification into new business sectors, distribution channels and geographies. Mr. Tondato da Ruos is Chairman of HMSHost Corporation, Chairman of World Duty Free S.p.A., and director of World Duty Free Group S.A.U. He has been a director of Autogrill since March 2003, and sits on the advisory board of Rabo Bank (Hollande). Mr. Tondato da Ruos graduated with a degree in economics from Ca’Foscari University of Venice.