IGSA Appoints Earle G. Hall As New Chairman, Elects 2023 Board of Directors

LAS VEGAS, NV – Members of the International Gaming Standards Association (IGSA) have elected their Board of Directors for 2023. Following the election process, the Board of Directors met to select its Chair and Vice Chair. Earle G. Hall, President & CEO of Axios.ai was elected Chairman of IGSA.

“I speak for the entire management team when I say congratulations and thank you to our elected board members for this new and exciting year,” said Peter DeRaedt, President, IGSA. “We have a great roadmap this year and the members could not have selected a better board to lead our initiatives.”

The members and appointees include:

  • Chairman: Earle G. Hall, President & CEO, AXES.ai
  • Vice Chairman: Nimish Purohit, Global VP of Quality – Gaming, Aristocrat Gaming
  • Treasurer: Paul Burns, ALC (Ex-officio, retired)


  • Syed Hussain, Chief Information Officer, Oregon Lottery
  • Martin Pedak, Director of Technical Compliance, Playtech
  • Keshav Pitani, Vice President, Research & Development, Light & Wonder

“I am honored to represent the prestigious global membership of this fine organization,” said Earle G. Hall, Chairman of IGSA. “Our industry needs us more than ever. The acceleration of artificial intelligence, payments, cloud, and security issues require new standards to support our members and our regulators. This year will be a great year and we plan to serve our members with pride, diligence and proximity.”

“Having Earle move from Vice Chair to Chair is exciting,” said DeRaedt. “His enthusiasm, vision and passion for our industry is infectious. We are equally thrilled that Nimish Purohit has stepped up to the Vice Chair role. Teamwork is the theme for this year as we tackle new standards and challenges in our industry and our team could not ask for a better board of directors to support our agenda.”

“On behalf of the team and the entire Board of Directors, I would like to thank John English for his term as Chairman,” said Hall. “His initiatives in sports betting are taking hold and will flourish this year. He has left a legacy to be proud of.”