Bally Technologies has announced changes to its Asia-Pacific division. Vice President Srini Raghavan has been named to oversee the company’s games and systems activities in the Asia-Pacific region in addition to his continued role as managing director of Bally’s development centers in India and managing the systems operations in South Africa. Meanwhile, Kurt Gissane has been promoted to managing director of the Macau-based Asia-Pacific headquarters to oversee day-to-day business operations and customer relationships.
These changes follow the departure of Cathy Burns, Bally’s managing director of Asia-Pacific, who recently left the company for another career opportunity after six years of service.
Raghavan joined Bally Technologies in 2005 to serve as managing director for the company’s India operations, a role that he will continue to hold. He was responsible for establishing Bally’s India Development Center; led the delivery of various product releases across games, systems, and information systems; and established the company’s systems sales and support operations in South Africa.
Before joining Bally, Raghavan served nearly four years as vice president and managing director of Manhattan Associates India, a company serving the multi-national supply-chain industry.
Gissane joined Bally in 2009 as associate director, business development and operations for the Asia-Pacific region, overseeing the region’s daily operations and successfully managing relationships with distributors, suppliers and customers. In early 2011 he was promoted to director of sales and operations.
Before joining Bally, Gissane served with Aristocrat Technologies from 2000 to 2009.