On Monday (today), Chief Human Resources (HR) Officer at Betsson Group, Lena Nordin, announced the appointment of Lara Lombardi as HR Lead for the Malta branch, including reception, office and facilities.

Malta is Betsson’s biggest office and has a workforce of more than 1,200 employees from 72 different nationalities.

Commenting on the announcement, Ms Lombardi stated that she feels “honoured and excited” to take on this new role.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity to continue contributing to Betsson Group and to work alongside such amazing colleagues and having [Ms Nordin] as my mentor,” she added.

Ms Lombardi joined Betsson Group in 2017. In a post celebrating her five year anniversary at the company she recalled having had her eyes on joining Betsson for some time before taking on the role.

Eventually she progressed as HR Business Partner Lead and has held the role ever since.

Ms Lombardi has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Post Graduate certificate in Education, Personal and Social Development from the University of Malta.

She was awarded a Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy from the University of Derby and completed a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology from the Universiy of Nottingham.

Throughout her career, Ms Lombardi has served a number of roles including as a PSD and Guidance teacher, a Trainee Therapist, a Personal Adviser in North London, and an Administrative Assistant at the Court of Justice of the European Union.

In the HR industry, she started her career as an HR Manager at Alliance Trust Company Limited, followed by the role of HR Advisor at De La Rue, and prior to joining Betsson she served the role of Head of HR and Development at World Aviation Group.

Ms Nordin commented that Ms Lombardi has been a driving force for the company’s HR team, showcasing “versatility and acquiring extensive knowledge” through various HR roles. While also remarking that Ms Lombardi shares the same values as Betsson.

She added that Ms Lombardi’s “commitment to raising the standards” will not only shape the future of its HR practices but also contribute to its vision to be the employer of choice for current and future employees in the industry.  

“Working alongside [Ms Lombardi] for the last seven years has been an absolute pleasure, and her well-deserved promotion is a testament to the hard working, passion, and unwavering commitment she brings to weork everday,” Ms Nordin concluded.

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