FDJ appoints M&A expert Philippe Lazare to its board 

Groupe FDJ has announced the appointment of Philippe Lazare as a  non-executive corporate advisor of the Paris Euronext gambling group. 

The French business figurehead will serve on FDJ’s corporate committee for governance, remuneration and appointments. 

Lazare (65) is the former Chief Executive and Chairman of leading French payment systems provider Ingenico (2007-to-2020).

During his leadership tenure,  Lazare is credited with implementing the firm’s business reorganisation strategy, which saw Ingenico transform from a niche ‘payment terminals provider’ to become the leading Pan-European retail-&-merchant payment solutions supplier.

Scaling Ingenico across European markets, Lazare led the M&As of Sagem Monetel (France), Fujian Landi (China), Easycash (Germany), Ogone (Belgium), Global Collect (Netherlands) and Bambora (Sweden).

“Philippe Lazare will bring his experience in digital transformation, international business and mergers and acquisitions to the FDJ group’s Board of Directors,” – read an FDJ statement.

Lazare has further advised French Plcs of Air France, Lucien Barrière, Eurotunnel or La Poste and is currently a member of France’s High Committee for Corporate Governance (HCGE).

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