Ivonne has 20 years of experience in the poker industry. Ranging from marketing direction of poker networks to content, SEO and event direction, she has been involved in all aspects of poker - offline and online. Ivonne is so passionate about poker that she turned it into her career. Her contribution to the gaming industry in Malta was so valuable that she was nominated iGaming IDOL for her Outstanding Contribution to the Industry.
Name: Ivonne Montealegre
Marital status: Separated
Family: 2 children
Home: Malta and Costa Rica
Car: Suzuki Vitara 2018
School/Education: Master’s degree in psychology
First job: Terranova travel Agency
Current job & company: Ludos Entertainment, Director
Favourite pastime: Movies and outdoors
Favourite book: Momo, Michael Ende
Favourite film: Casino, Martin Scorsese
Favourite music: Deep House and Hip Hop
Favourite gadget: Tile
Last holiday: Prague
Favourite quote: “If you can dream it, you can do it!” Walt Disney
Role models/heroes: Maya Angelou, Michelle Obama, Zinedine Zidane and my aunt Flora Montealegre
Best advice that I have ever received: Don’t cry over spilled milk
What does a typical day in your life look like?
I wake up very early, and I take my son to kindergarten. Then I start my meetings for the day and chat with my team members.
I come home to cook my lunch, and I have a two-hour break. I work on the backend of my projects, take my kids to the park, eat dinner and get some sleep. Breathe, repeat and do it all over again.
What business issues are high on your agenda?
Customer satisfaction - that's always high on my agenda.
What motivates you to get to the office in the morning?
The probability of creating new business and employing people.
My favourite location: Hilton hotel
My favourite local food: Lampuki
My favourite dining experience: Caviar and Bull
My favourite nightspot: Any hidden bar in Valetta