JOA’s Pauline Boyer Martin becomes first ECA scholarship recipient

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The European Casino Association (ECA) has announced the winner of its first-ever Executive Development Program (EDP) gender diversity scholarship, with Pauline Boyer Martin, marketing director of the French casino group JOA, the lucky recipient.

Set up by the ECA alongside a host of partners, Boyer Martin “showed her leadership skills and a desire to further her professional education,” and after being awarded the scholarship following a stringent judging process is to attend the Las Vegas held EDP.

The EDP, a partnership program between UNLV International Gaming Institute (IGI) and the University of Nevada, Reno College of Business and Extended Studies, is to be held in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, and will be its 28th edition.

The program is to feature a host of global gaming executives and international rising stars in the industry, and aims to explore new industry ideas and leadership strategies, whilst providing an opportunity to network with other gaming professionals from around the globe.

Themes for 2018 include women in leadership, safety and security, responsible gambling, and corporate social responsibility, with an overall focus on Europe.

Philip Easthill, Executive Director of the ECA, commented: “We are proud to award the first-ever gender diversity scholarship for the prestigious Executive Development Program to Ms Boyer Martin.

“She will be a great ambassador for the ECA and Europe’s land-based casino industry. It is fantastic to see the industry come together to support this initiative and we thank Clarion Gaming, AGEM, the UNLV International Gaming Institute (IGI) and the University of Nevada, Reno College of Business and Extended Studies for their support and dedication.”

In addition to her position at the third largest land-based casino operator in France, Boyer Martin is also involved in education and teaching at Lyon Business School and sits on a number of committees of French football club Olympique Lyon.

Commenting on her selection Boyer Martin added: “I am delighted and immensely proud to have been selected as the winner of the first-ever Clarion-ECA-AGEM EDP scholarship, and I cannot wait to attend the programme in November and represent the ECA.

“It will be a great opportunity to connect with colleagues from across the globe, and discuss the key issues for the future of our industry.”