As Senior Vice President, Gaming Portfolio of IGT PLC, Fabio Celadon is responsible for the management of the Company’s Gaming Portfolio organization. Under Fabio’s direction, the organization ensures the monitoring of relevant technological advancements and market and competitive trends; the consolidation of the global Research, Development and Delivery plan and related allocation of budgets and resources; the evolution of the Company’s content portfolio; the consolidation of hardware and content roadmaps; and, the monitoring of hardware and content roadmaps execution as well as product performance and results.
Mr. Celadon most recently served as Managing Director, IGT Greater China and Senior Vice President, IGT International. In this role, he was responsible for managing IGT’s business and operations across lotteries, video lotteries, sports betting and interactive, and mobile gaming in Greater China. He was also responsible for the strategic development of IGT’s business in Greater China, India, and Japan.
Prior to April 2015, Mr. Celadon served as Senior Vice President of Group Strategy and Corporate Development for GTECH S.p.A., where he was responsible for developing GTECH’s overall corporate strategy, identifying and evaluating key strategic growth initiatives, and executing the corporate development strategy through mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and divestitures.
Mr. Celadon has also held several strategy, corporate development, and finance positions since he joined Lottomatica Group, GTECH’s predecessor-company, in 2002. Mr. Celadon served as CFO of Lottomatica from 2002 to 2004. Following the acquisition of GTECH by Lottomatica, he relocated to the U.S. where he held the position of GTECH Vice President of New Market Development before being promoted to Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning in 2008.
Prior to joining Lottomatica, he was a partner with Atlantis Capital Partners, a private equity firm, and prior to that, he worked for Morgan Stanley in London in the mergers and acquisitions department.
Mr. Celadon holds a Law Degree from LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome and an MBA from Columbia Business School in New York.