To support the expansion of NOVOMATIC in Asia-Pacific, the company has appointed Robert Dijkstra to lead business development and sales for the region. In this new position, Dijkstra will develop the relationship between NOVOMATIC and Ainsworth Game Technology following the recent acquisition of a major shareholding in AGT. He will report directly to NOVOMATIC CEO Harald Neumann. Dijikstra will also support NOVOMATIC VP of Global Sales Lawrence Levy for the sales of NOVOMATIC products throughout Asia-Pacific. In addition, he will assist Ainsworth in the sales of NOVOMATIC products into Australia and New Zealand and help build the market share of both companies. Based in the Sydney area, Dijkstra will scope new business opportunities for NOVOMATIC throughout the region. This is a major area of growth for the company as it bolsters the reach into international markets. 

Dijkstra brings more than two decades of gaming industry experience to the role. Before assisting NOVOMATIC on the purchase of 52.2 percent of the shares of AGT, which completed on January 5, 2018, he was managing director of Ainsworth Europe, and brings his direct experience of both companies to the new position.

“I am looking forward to the opportunity to work with both NOVOMATIC and Ainsworth as we continue developing synergies between the companies," said Dijkstra. "I also look forward to working closely with the NOVOMATIC sales team to expand the products into the Asia-Pacific region.”