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Prior to the merger, Marco Drago served on the GTECH S.p.A. (formerly Lottomatica Group) Board from 2002 until April 2015.
Since 1997 Drago has been the Chairman of De Agostini, one of Italy's largest family-run groups he led through an extraordinary phase of development and diversification in new activities, so that nowadays De Agostini Group is operating worldwide, with revenues over 5 bln/€ an Ebitda of 1,2 bln and about 12.000 employees in different sectors: lotteries, gaming and services (IGT); media and communications (Atresmedia, Planeta, Zodiak Media Group); Finance (DeA Capital); Real Estate Asset Management (IDeA FIMIT); insurance (Assicurazioni Generali).
Since October 2006, he has also been Chairman of the Board of Partners of B&D, a family limited partnership created to ensure cohesion in share ownership, consistency of intent and continuity in decision-making over the long term.
Drago is Vice President of De Agostini Planeta Group and director of Atresmedia, DeA Capital, De Agostini Editore, Zodiak Media and S. Faustin (Techint Group) and member of the Assonime's board of governors.
Drago graduated in Economics and Business from Bocconi University and achieved important awards such as "Bocconiano dell'anno" in 2001 and appointed "Cavaliere del Lavoro" in 2003.