MGM Resorts International has named its representative officer for the Japanese project.
US.- MGM Resorts International is considered one of the international companies with more chances to obtain a gaming license to develop the Japanese casino market. Whilst legislators are discussing final drafts for the gaming regulations, the American operator has already named Jason Hyland as representative officer and president of MGM Resorts Japan LLC.
“In addition, MGM [Resorts] will allocate development specialists from the U.S. to Japan as it increases its total development staffing in the U.S. and Japan combined to more than a dozen, reinforcing MGM Resorts Japan’s organisational structure as it works to realise a Japanese resort,” stated the company. The new MGM representative, Jason Hyland has renowned experience in business development in Japan, as he was charge d’affaires and deputy chief of mission at the United States embassy in Tokyo, according to the official MGM statement.
MGM Resorts International has also announced that it will relocate the current office from Akasaka to Otemachi, Tokyo and open a brand-new office in the central business district on September 1, 2017.
Jim Murren, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MGM Resorts International, commented: “We are very pleased to welcome Jason to the team, and look forward to his contributions and insights. Jason’s substantial experience as senior diplomat, his deep understanding of the Japanese culture, as well as his proven leadership, negotiation skills, extensive network and strong command of the Japanese language will be a tremendous asset as we promote activities in Japan.”
Ed Bowers, MGM Resorts Japan Representative Officer and CEO, also commented: “Opening a new office in the heart of Tokyo’s business district and expanding our MGM Japan team reflect our strong commitment and determination. The new office will become our core hub as our team advances toward the realisation of a resort that is uniquely Japanese.”