Digital payments specialist OKTO has appointed Rob Peché, to the post of UK Country Manager, with a brief to oversee all UK commercial activities and drive the digital transformation of the UK gaming, leisure and entertainment industries.
Peché joins OKTO from Inspired Gaming where he was Senior Account Manager for international Sportsbook & Lottery operators. He has previously held senior managerial positions with gaming brands including SG Gaming, William Hill and Gala Coral.
Simon Dorsen, CCO at OKTO, said: “We are pleased to welcome Rob to the growing OKTO team at an important time for the brand as we look to build on what was a hugely positive and encouraging first year in the UK market working with partners including Regal, Inspired, Bob Rudd and Merkur UK. Rob is immersed in the gaming industry having gained 18 years of experience in senior customer-facing roles and he will help grow the brand’s market-leading position across the AGC, Bingo, Casino, LBO, Pub and Bar sectors. Our senior team is made-up of people who are passionate and knowledgeable about gaming and Rob certainly fits that profile.”
Rob Peché said: “The opportunity to join the first company in Europe to transfer digital funds in and out of gaming machines at a large scale and in a secure and compliant way was one that I could not let pass. The world class technology behind the OKTO app, its role in helping to circulate disposable leisure spend from gaming machine winnings to the in-venue purchase of food and drinks as well as its safer gambling credentials are key features of the industry’s foremost and preferred cashless payments app. I look forward to building on the platform established by the OKTO team and accelerating the OKTO success story.”