Hong Kong Jockey Club appoints Mr Michael Fitzsimons as Executive Director, Wagering Products

The Hong Kong Jockey Club has announced the promotion of Mr Michael Fitzsimons to the position of Executive Director, Wagering Products with effect from 1 September 2022.

Mr Fitzsimons will be a member of the Board of Management and report directly to the Club’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges.

As Executive Director, Wagering Products, Mr Fitzsimons will lead and drive the Club’s wagering business, with responsibility for Horse Racing and Football wagering and the Mark 6 lottery. He will also lead the international commingling business and China Sports Lottery co-operation development. With his extensive knowledge of sports betting and the application of artificial intelligence to trading, Mr Fitzsimons will help sustain the growth and development of the Club’s wagering business.

Mr Fitzsimons joined the Club as Director of Trading in February 2021, responsible for leading the Football Trading Department and for contributing to the growth of the Club’s sports betting business. Prior to joining the Club, Mr Fitzsimons had 20 years’ experience in the sports betting industry, with managerial and trading roles in betting companies and syndicates in various territories and covering a wide range of sports.

Mr Fitzsimons holds a Master Degree of Arts in Accounting and Finance from Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK.

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