Cedric Pietersz takes over as CEO of the Curaçao gambling Control Board (GCB), marking a major turning point in the regulatory framework for the gambling industry in the country. In addition to managing the shift to the National Ordinance for Games of Chance (LOK), he is responsible for supervising licensing operations that are currently controlled by the National Ordinance on Offshore Games of Hazard (NOOGH).
Cedric Pietersz has over 20 years of experience from working in a variety of capacities at the Centrale Bank van Curaçao in Sint Maarten, where he developed skills in operational, managerial, regulatory, and anti-money laundering areas. His broad skill set puts him in a good position to handle the Curaçao gaming market’s changing regulatory environment.
Steering Curaçao’s Gaming Sector into a New Era
Expressing his readiness for the new role, Pietersz emphasized his commitment to guiding Curaçao’s gaming sector through a transformative phase. “I am honored to join the Gaming Control Board at such a dynamic time. I am confident that together with the team and the Supervisory Board, we will strategically steer the GCB into a new era while delivering value to all stakeholders, including the Minister of Finance.”
Fons Simon, Chairman of the GCB Supervisory Board, hailed Pietersz’s appointment as the commencement of a transformative era for the jurisdiction. He underscored Pietersz’s proven track record in the financial sector, citing a blend of strategic foresight, regulatory prudence, and operational excellence. The GCB, according to Simon, stands at a pivotal juncture, and Pietersz’s leadership is poised to usher in positive changes.
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