Peter W. DeRaedt has been a tireless champion of the global gaming standards movement since it first began in 1998. He served as GSA’s first Chairman of the Board of Directors from May 1998 until October 2002, when he resigned his board position to become the organization’s President, a position he has held ever since.
Under his leadership at GSA, the organization and the industry have made enormous strides in standards conception, development and implementation. GSA’s award-winning standards have been adopted by operators, regulators and suppliers globally, and the organization’s newest initiative, the Online Gaming Committee, has gained global recognition and is moving the standards process forward in this critical area. Peter actively continues to promote the participation of all stakeholders. He is encouraging global collaboration between the industry and policy domain to solve our unique business challenges and create value for all involved.
Mr. DeRaedt began his career in the gaming industry in 1986 for TCS as Systems Manager / General Manager, running the Systems division for TCS (UK) from Belgium. He joined Aristocrat at its corporate offices in Sydney in 1997. As Aristocrat’s Vice President of Technology, he was responsible for establishing the new R&D center in Tucson Arizona. In 2001, he became Corporate Vice President of Product Development and IP for the MIS Group of Monaco, and now holds the position of GSA President.
Mr. DeRaedt earned a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Antwerp, Belgium, cum laude, as well as a Business Management diploma from South Africa. In addition to his involvement in GSA and the gaming industry at large, he is active on the UNLV School of Informatics Advisory Board and on the Editorial Advisory Board of CEM Magazine.