GCA Names Ram Chary CEO

Global Cash Access has appointed Ray Chery as the company’s new chief executive officer, replacing David Lopez, who resigned effective this month, to take over at AGS.

Global Cash Access Holdings, Inc., a global provider of cash access/cash handling solutions and business intelligence services for gaming establishments, announced that Ram Chary has been appointed as chief executive officer and as a Class III director to the company’s board.

Chary replaces David Lopez, who resigned as president and CEO effective January 27, to accept the position as the new president and CEO of slot manufacturer American Gaming Systems.

From 2007 to 2013, Chary served in various roles at Fidelity National Information Services, Inc., most recently as an executive vice president of global commercial services. He previously led the technology division of Fidelity National Information Services, Inc., a banking and payments technology company.

Prior to joining Fidelity National, Chary led the professional services division of eFunds Corporation, a payments services company, and worked at IBM Global Services in infrastructure outsourcing and technology consulting.

“Ram has a proven track record in growing retail payments and financial services businesses, said GCA Chairman E. Miles Kilburn. “The board of directors and I have the highest confidence in his leadership skills and capabilities and look forward to a bright future of growth and success for GCA.”