Usman will play a key role in fortifying relationships with local partners, operators and regulatory stakeholders. "We have a long history of providing successful gaming solutions in Africa. Our expanded presence in Africa is a strategic initiative to meet the growing demands of the region. We are confident that Usman’s leadership will significantly contribute to our mission of providing next-gen lottery and gaming solutions tailored to local needs, while leveraging our global network and expertise," said Sujit Lahiry, Executive Director & CEO at Skilrock.

Mr. Usman is a dynamic and strong-willed professional with over 16 years of experience in the Lottery Gaming industry, specializing in leadership, IT, and gaming. A graduate of Business Administration from Nigeria, he has undergone extensive training in management and IT both locally and internationally. He has successfully managed B2C and B2B relationships, significantly contributing to the growth and productivity of various gaming businesses. Before joining Skilrock Technologies, he held multiple leadership roles in lottery organizations, promising stakeholders enhanced and competitive technological solutions to meet future business challenges.

Currently, Skilrock Technologies operates regional offices in Latin America, Canada and Europe, and this latest appointment marks a significant milestone in the company's global expansion strategy.

Skilrock aims to expand its client base and deliver its INFINITI gaming platform and other lottery solutions to African operators, showcasing their diverse use cases and substantial benefits to gaming businesses and players alike. The company will leverage its global network and local professional services to support the industry's transformation and technological advancement.

In recognition of its excellence in the field, Skilrock Technologies has recently been nominated for the "Virtual Platform Provider Award 2024" at the prestigious SBEA+ Eventus Awards, which will be held in Uganda. This nomination highlights Skilrock's dedication to innovation and quality in the African gaming market.

With Tajudeen leading the charge, Skilrock is poised to deliver even greater value to its African clients, driving the industry forward with cutting-edge solutions and unparalleled service.

About Skilrock

Skilrock is an igaming technology platform & lottery software provider to the Global Lottery & Gaming Industry with a strong presence across continents. As part of the $2.4 billion SUGAL & DAMANI GROUP, Skilrock leverages the group's extensive domain experience to offer the INFINITI gaming platform - a true Omni-Channel, Omni-Gaming Platform that can serve any lottery or gaming operator anywhere in the world. INFINITI serves Retail, iGaming & Self Service Channels with equal ease and at the same time supports a wide variety of games like Lotto, Keno, Bingo, Instant, Sports, Poker, Rummy, Casino and Slots.

Skilrock operates across regulated markets globally and offers its technology to regulators, national operators and private players from its headquarters in India and offices in Latin America, Europe and Canada. It is a member of the World Lottery Association, Gold supplier for CIBELAE, African Lottery Association (ALA), Asia Pacific Lottery Association (APLA), and holds several key certifications including GLI Certifications.