MGM Resorts

    Website: http://www.mgmresorts.co.jp/

    Las Vegas-based MGM Resorts is one of the world’s leading global hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of brands including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, The Mirage, and the MGM National Harbor in Maryland. The company more recently opened MGM Springfield in Massachusetts. Hong Kong-based MGM China Holdings owns the MGM Macau, which opened in 2007, as well as MGM Cotai, which opened in 2018, giving the group a strong presence in Asia as well.

    MGM Resorts International has focused its Japan IR ambitions entirely upon Yumeshima in Osaka, and is considered by most analysts as the frontrunner in that location.

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    Murren, James

    Family Name: Murren Given Name: James Role: Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Profile: Murren was a Wall Street financial analyst who joined MGM Resorts in 1998 and quickly climbed the ranks. He has served as chairman and chief executive officer since 2008 and has been the driving force behind a number of high-profile IR acquisitions and new property openings, including the Mirage Resorts acquisition, CityCenter in Las Vegas, and most recently MGM Cotai in Macau.

    Hornbuckle, William

    Family Name: Hornbuckle Given Name: William Role: President and Chief Operating Officer Profile: Hornbuckle spent the majority of his long career in the gaming industry with Mirage Resorts in various senior management positions. At MGM he rose into the top executive ranks, becoming president and COO in February 2019. He is the chief construction, design, and development officer in charge of MGM's global expansion efforts.

    Sanders, Corey

    Family Name: Sanders Given Name: Corey Role: Chief Financial Officer Profile: Beginning his career as a tax specialist at Arthur Andersen, Corey Sanders has since spent more than two decades with MGM Resorts, rising to the position of chief operating officer from 2010-2019. Since March 2019, he has become the company's chief financial officer.

    Bowie, Grant

    Family Name: Bowie Given Name: Grant Role: Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of MGM China Profile: Bowie was educated in New Zealand and has had a long career in the gaming industry. He spent sixteen years with Park Place Entertainment Corporation in Australia, holding senior positions in gaming, general finance and hotel operations. He joined MGM in 2008 and has been Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of MGM China since 2010.

    Sandoval, Brian

    Family Name: Sandoval Given Name: Brian Role: President of Global Gaming Development Profile: After spending four years as a member of the Nevada Assembly, Sandoval became the youngest ever chairman of the Nevada Gaming Commision in 1999. After stints as the attorney-general of the State of Nevada and as a federal judge, he returned to politics and was elected governor of Nevada in 2010. Immediately after stepping down after two terms in January 2019, Sandoval joined MGM.

    Kastrati, Ari

    Family Name: Kastrati Given Name: Ari Role: Senior Vice President for Food & Beverage Strategy Profile: Kastrati joined MGM Resorts in 2010 after a stint in the Mina Group, a San Francisco-based company that creates and operates upscale restaurants. He gained his present title as senior vice-president in 2015.

    Hyland, Jason

    Family Name: Hyland Given Name: Jason Role: Representative Officer & President Profile: With a strong background in Japanese studies, Hyland rose to become Charge d'Affaires of the US Embassy in Tokyo under the Obama administration before being tapped in 2017 to help lead MGM’s Japan activities.

    Bowers, Ed

    Family Name: Bowers Given Name: Ed Role: Representative Officer & CEO Profile: Bowers is MGM Resorts International's executive vice-president of global development and also has been CEO of MGM Resorts Japan since its establishment in 2014.

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