MGM Resorts appoints ex-Disney and American Express exec Tilak Mandadi

By Gambling Insider

Tilak Mandadi will join MGM Resorts International on July 6 in the newly created position of Chief Strategy, Innovation and Technology Officer.

For this role, the former Disney and American Express exec will oversee MGM Resorts' digital strategy, looking to drive technological growth and innovation.

He will also lead corporate strategy, joining the board of directors to manage the company’s relationship with BetMGM, its joint venture with Entain.

Most recently, Mandadi served as EVP of Digital and Global Chief Technology Officer for Disney Parks, Experiences and Products.

Before his role at Disney, Mandadi worked as SVP for Digital at American Express, where he led digital transformation and growth.

He has also held leadership roles at FedEx Office and Dell Online; MGM Resorts says his diverse background in hospitality, retail and entertainment will be a “significant asset”.

MGM Resorts CEO & President Bill Hornbuckle said: "We are incredibly proud to have Tilak join our executive leadership team to drive an essential part of our business and guest value proposition at such a critical time.

"Tilak's experiences at both Disney and American Express, along with his high-calibre track record as a visionary, results-driven leader, will be invaluable as we emerge from the pandemic; and continue growing our premier, global gaming entertainment business and channels through innovative, customer-centric technology platforms and an ever-expanding digital, gaming and entertainment footprint."

Mandadi added: “I'm excited to join MGM Resorts at such a transformative time for the entire industry

"I'm delighted to join the management team and, along with my colleagues, create compelling and immersive customer experiences at the intersection of responsible gaming and entertainment, and build new, profitable and sustainable lines of revenue."

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