Scientific Games appoints Karin KJ Tjon as new COO

Karin-Joyce (KJ) Tjon

Updating the market Nasdaq-listed Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) has confirmed the appointment of Karin-Joyce (KJ) Tjon as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO) and President, the appointment will be effective from 13 February.

Reporting directly to Group CEO Kevin Sheehan, Tjon will be charged with leading SGC gaming and lottery operations, aiding business development strategies and further maintaining the firm’s fiscal disciplines.

A professional services technology veteran, Tjon joins SGC from legal systems provider Epiq where she served as Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer (2014-2017).

SGC governance welcomed Tjon as new COO, stating that they had found an optimal candidate who could oversee all aspects of gaming’s operational value chain for legal, compliance, risk and financial provisions.

Welcoming Tjon to the leadership position, Scientific Games’ Chief Executive Officer Kevin Sheehan, said,

“We have tremendous confidence in KJ’s ability to lead our long-term growth strategy and execution, and continue the strong growth across all of our businesses. Her deep experience in international finance, performance accountability, and culture transformation will further enhance our ability to deliver for our customers, employees and our shareholders.”

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