Konami Gaming, Inc. last month announced the appointment of industry veteran Victor Duarte to senior vice president and chief product & strategy officer, to support continued expansion of its world-class research and development. Duarte brings more than 20 years of experience in the global gaming and lottery industry, with expertise spanning multiple operational disciplines. Duarte is responsible for leading the company’s games R&D, including vision, conceptualization, strategy and execution. Duarte formerly was global chief product officer for IGT.
“Victor Duarte has a strong track record of strategic leadership in the areas that matter to our customers, including product reliability and performance,” said Steve Sutherland, president and chief executive officer of Konami Gaming, Inc. “His demonstrated commitment to quality and innovation is consistent with Konami’s enduring vision for the business and its role across global markets.”