France’s newly formed L’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ) has announced a number of new appointments to its senior leadership team as it looks to govern a new ‘unified era for French gambling’.
Officially launched this June, the ANJ will serve as France’s ‘single regulatory agency’ for gambling, replacing ARJEL and further industry oversight responsibilities of the French Treasury and the Department of Agriculture.
Led by Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin, the current ANJ Chairman and former French State Counsellor for data protections, the ANJ has been tasked with developing two new frameworks to prioritise consumer protections and the prevention of financial crimes.
Joining Falque-Pierrotin’s executive team, the ANJ confirmed the appointment of former French Treasury counsellor Rémi Lataste as the Director-General who will oversee the agency’s budget responsibilities.
The ANJ’s day-to-day operations and resources will be led by Olivier Tournut as Secretary-General. Tournut is the former Chief Administrator for France’s CNIL IT and data protections agency, the federal department formerly led by Falque-Pierrotin.
Supporting ANJ’s new regulatory mandate, Falque-Pierrotin confirmed that former ARJEL executive Jean Baptiste Menguy will continue to hold the position of HR Director for the agency.
The ANJ completed its roster of executive team appointments by confirming Imman Toufik, former senior correspondent for French Treasury department, as the new Public Affairs Director.
The appointments were confirmed in the French government’s official gazette last week.
Taking leadership of the ANJ, Falque-Pierrotin stated to the media that France’s new regulatory body ‘would not serve as an enlargement of ARJEL’, pointing out that French gambling laws were in need of realignment following the privatisation of state monopoly FDJ.