Gaming Laboratories International Announces New Engineering Leadership Promotions
Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) has promoted three of its senior engineering managers. Reenesh Mahabeer, Western Tsogorani, and José A. Zuluaga have been promoted to the posts of Director of Engineering, after each provided exemplary work as senior engineering managers.
Steve Daltrey, who previously held the title of Director of Operations, has also been renamed as Director of Engineering to align roles and job titles across the company.
Daltrey, who is based in the UK, initially joined as Director of Operations for GLI UK, providing strategic direction and day-to-day leadership of the engineering department. He is focused on listening to client needs, developing plans to deliver on those needs, and taking clients to new jurisdictions with the single aim of providing an outstanding, best-in-class service.
Mahabeer, who leads the engineering team at GLI Africa, has a broad range of global gaming experience spanning across casino operations and inspections, technical compliance, regulator support, as well as technical training.
Focusing on customer centricity, he is responsible for leading an engineering team over 70 strong, servicing a broad spectrum of customers globally. He is passionate about service delivery, the customer journey, and in delivering results through teamwork.
Tsogorani, who is based in the GLI Netherlands office, works with some of the leading land-based and internet gaming companies and regulators in the gambling industry. Since joining GLI, he has risen through the ranks to lead a team of more than 40 test engineers.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science and mathematics from the University of Zimbabwe and holds the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), ISO 27001 Lead Auditor, Prince2 Lead Practitioner, and ISTQB professional certifications.
Zuluaga leads test engineers in regulatory compliance testing activities at GLI Netherlands. He provides support and account management for a group of manufacturers and is in constant communication with European regulators. Responsible for risk management audits and change management processes, he has accumulated 20 years of experience in regulatory compliance with CISA and ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor certifications.
Managing director for GLI EMEA, Martin Britton commented, “I am delighted to recognize Reenesh, Western, and José with well-deserved promotions, having worked their way up within GLI engineering. Each has worked hard, shown strong leadership skills, and have inspired their teams to put the needs of the customer at the forefront of their work. The change in Steve’s title reflects the global structure of GLI and provides consistency and clarity to our clients.”
“They are outstanding role models for some of our younger engineers who have just started their careers with GLI and show what can be achieved with dedication and commitment. GLI is very proud to have them join the global team of directors; we look forward to the contributions they will undoubtedly bring to the company in their new roles.”