Melco Resorts & Entertainment

    Website: http://www.melco-resorts.jp/

    Melco is a developer, owner and operator of casino gaming and entertainment casino resort facilities in Asia. The company currently operates Altira Macau, a casino hotel located at Taipa, Macau, and City of Dreams, an integrated urban casino resort located in Cotai, Macau. Its business also includes the Mocha Clubs, which comprise the largest non-casino based operations of electronic gaming machines in Macau. The company also majority owns and operates Studio City, a cinematically-themed integrated resort in Cotai. In the Philippines, a subsidiary of the company currently operates and manages City of Dreams Manila, a casino, hotel, retail and entertainment integrated resort in the Entertainment City complex in Manila. Lawrence Ho, as the Chairman and CEO, controls the NASDAQ-listed casino operator Melco Resorts via Hong Kong-listed Melco International Development.

    Melco Resorts & Entertainment’s Japan branch was substantially developed in 2017 and maintains a large office in the Marunouchi district of Tokyo. Lawrence Ho has spoken repeatedly about his affinity with the culture of Japan and his willingness to spend “whatever it takes” to obtain an IR license in a major urban market.

    People

    Ho, Lawrence

    Family Name: Ho Given Name: Lawrence Role: Chairman and CEO Profile: Lawrence Ho left investment banking for gaming in 2003, operating under the license of his father, SJM Holdings founder and billionaire Stanley Ho, before Melco obtained a license in 2006. He often mentions his respect for Japanese culture since his first visit to Japan at the age of five.

    Davis, Geoff

    Family Name: Davis Given Name: Geoff Role: Japan Representative and CFO Profile: Launching his gaming industry experience at the Hilton Hotels Corporation in 1996, Davis also had a stint as an equity research analyst at Citi Investment Research before joining Melco in 2007. Since that time he has gradually been promoted up the ranks to his current role as CFO of Melco Resorts & Entertainment Japan.

    Winckler, Frederic

    Family Name: Winckler Given Name: Frederic Role: Executive Vice-President and Chief Marketing and Brand Officer Profile: Winckler spent most of his career in the global advertising firm J. Walter Thompson working mostly with luxury brands, before becoming Global Chief Marketing Officer for Louis Vuitton. In January 2017, he joined Melco as its Executive Vice-President and Chief Marketing and Brand Officer.

    Shiraogawa, Ako

    Family Name: Shiraogawa Given Name: Ako Role: President of Melco Resorts & Entertainment Japan Profile: Before her appointment as president of Melco's Japan office in 2017, Shiraogawa was an executive for Nokia and Microsoft, with business experience working in both Helsinki, Finland, and Beijing, China. In her current role she has responsibility for securing for her company an IR license in the Japanese market.

    Chen, Denise

    Family Name: Chen Given Name: Denise Role: Senior Vice-President and Chief Sustainability Officer Profile: A graduate of the London School of Economics, Chen joined Melco in 2007 and rose up the executive ranks. In January 2018 she was promoted to the position of Senior Vice-President and Chief Sustainability Officer.

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