MM Testlabs has announced the addition of André Wilsenach to its global executive as Senior Vice President of Government Relations. Wilsenach will support the continued expansion of BMM Testlabs’ global footprint with expertise in government relations and gaming regulations that spans 20+ years and several countries.
Martin Storm, President and CEO of BMM Testlabs, “André is going to be a tremendous asset to BMM as we continue to grow and serve the industry as a trusted consultant on regulatory matters. Starting with his time at the Lotteries and Gambling Board in South Africa, to leading the International Association of Gaming Regulators, to founding and leading the International Center for Gaming Regulation at UNLV, he’s a visionary in the gaming industry. But more than that, he is a wonderful man whom I respect deeply.”
André Wilsenach is a graduate of the University of Pretoria, South Africa and amongst others worked for the Africa Institute of South Africa, the Development Bank of Southern Africa, Ernst & Young as well as the South African Government prior to a longstanding career in gaming regulation.
Wilsenach’s career in gaming started in 1995, when he was appointed to the South African Lotteries and Gambling Board which was set up to advise the Mandela government on the legalisation of gambling in South Africa. During the period 1995 to 2000 he was the Executive Officer of the Mpumalanga Gaming Board whilst serving as a member of the National Gambling Board. In 2001 he was appointed as the first Executive Officer of Zonke Monitoring Systems, a private company established to render electronic monitoring services to the National Gambling Board of South Africa. In 2002 he was appointed Executive Director of the Alderney Gambling Control Commission which regulated online gambling. In 2016 he joined the University of Nevada Las Vegas to set up the International Center for Gaming Regulation. He held the position of Executive Director of the Center until the end of 2018.
André is a former President of the International Association of Gaming Regulators and an active member of the International Masters of Gaming Law and the International Association of Gaming Advisors.
In closing, Storm stated, “As BMM continues to set new standards for performance and partnership in the industry, André is going to play a key role in aligning important stakeholders on the regulatory and government front. We’re delighted to have him on the team.”