Valéry Bollier has been a true trailblazer for the European fantasy sports sector. Together with Benjamin Carlotti he co-founded Oulala – a Malta-based fantasy sports start-up in 2014. He lobbied for the introduction of a regulatory framework for the sector. Malta welcomed his suggestion and launched a skill games licence in 2017. Valéry has over 12 years of experience in iGaming, and he is a regular speaker at industry conferences.
Name: Valéry Bollier
Born: 26/11/1972 in Paris
Marital status: Married
Family: 3 kids
Car: I use only BizCab
School/Education: EMBA at HEC
First job: Co-founder of a monthly pastiche magazine distributed in French newsagent (1994 – 1996)
Current job & company: Co-founder and CEO of Oulala
Favourite pastime: On the sea with my family and a few friends
Favourite book: The world of yesterday (Stefan Zweig)
Favourite film: Citizen Kane
Favourite music: Don’t stop me now (Queen)
Favourite gadget: my Leatherman multi tools
Last holiday: Mauritius
Favourite quote: Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever” (Gandhi)
Role models/heroes: Ulysses (the Greek hero), De Gaulle, Yoda… and many more
Best advice that I have ever received: Don’t waste your time looking back, you’re not going that way (Ragnar Lothbrok)
What does a typical day in your life look like?
Running a marathon at the speed of a sprint.
What business issues keep you up at night?
Will we manage to understand and surf on the wave of history or will we drawn trying to swim against the current?
What motivates you to get to the office in the morning?
Exactly the same answer as the previous one.
My favourite location: Dwejra bay in Gozo
My favourite local food: Da Pippo (Valletta)
My favourite dining experience: In summer, on a terrace with family and friends