Birgitte Sand

Birgitte Sand
  • Director of the Danish Gambling Authority (DGA)

Birgitte Sand, Director of the Danish Gambling Authority (DGA)
Birgitte Sand has been responsible for the successful implementation of a partly liberalisation of the Danish Gambling Market. The results show that the market is now stable, highly compliant and well-functioning. Birgitte has received the award as the 2017 IMGL Gaming Regulator of the Year – Europe. DGA is responsible for issuing licences – and furthermore for the supervising and controlling of a wide range of gaming providers that stretches from land-based casinos to lotteries, gaming machines, charity lotteries, betting, online casino, public poker tournaments and horseracing. Birgitte Sand holds a master’s degree in Law from the University of Copenhagen and has completed several executive educations including an INSEAD Executive Program and Critical Leadership & Performance Development at Oxford University. Birgitte Sand began her career in the Danish Court of Taxation, but has since then covered a wide range of different tasks and management positions in the Ministry of Taxation. Her experiences span from legal advice on corporate tax structures and taxation of private companies and property to central IT responsibilities, and furthermore includes projects regarding leadership, innovation, strategy, change of organizational structures and the development of a nationwide user-friendly IT solution for salary payments. She has also been a long-standing member of the Board coordinating the nationwide tax compliance projects. Since 2011, Birgitte Sand has been a member of the International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR) Board of Trustees and served as President from October 2014 to October 2015. She also serves as chair of the IAGR subcommittee for statistics responsible for the first global gambling regulator survey of its kind.

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