Melco Resorts & Entertainment has appointed Evan Winkler to the newly-created position of company president with effect from September 4.
According to a company press release, Winkler will be responsible for the day-to-day operational matters globally and will report to Melco Chairman and CEO Lawrence Ho. Melco’s operations departments will report to Winkler directly.
Winkler is currently a board member of Melco Resorts, and will continue to serve in that capacity.
In addition to his role at Melco Resorts, Winkler is also president and managing director of its parent company, Melco International Development.
“The company has seen extraordinary transformations over the last few years, which have been game-changing, including expanding globally, opening Morpheus, bringing more beyond-gaming attractions than ever and building up a very strong team,” said Lawrence Ho. “As we continue to move forward, I have the utmost trust in a team that has a proven track record of delivering outstanding growth for the Company.”
Winkler himself commented, “I joined Melco International Development Limited three years ago to help support and carry Mr. Ho’s vision and am excited to be able to play a broader role within the Melco group. It is a privilege to be able to work with one of the world’s leading management teams in delivering exceptional, world-class resort experiences to all our customers. I look forward to collaborating with more than 20,000 Melco colleagues around the world to continue to execute our chairman’s vision and grow our portfolio of world-class resorts, support the governments and local economies in which Melco does business and create opportunities for our employees.” (AGB)