Miloš Ronec has been appointed the new general director of Tipos, the state-owned national lottery, by Finance Minister Ivan Mikloš (SDKÚ) on September 29, the TASR newswire was told by the Finance Ministry spokesman Martin Jaroš.
Former director Stanislav Žiačik resigned from the post on Tuesday for unspecified personal reasons. According to the media, Žiačik had purchased advertising from VYV agency, a firm he had co-owned in the past, without a tender shortly after being appointed the general director in August this year. He was under criticism by opposition Smer chairman Robert Fico.
Mikloš launched an investigation into the case last week, with the conclusion that Žiačik violated no law or internal company regulation by engaging these advertising services.
The new head of Tipos is an economist by profession and previously worked as a manager for Datalan, an IT solutions provider.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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30. Sep 2010 at 10:00