The casino company Mohegan has confirmed the appointment of a new president and chief executive officer, effective immediately.
US.- Ray Pineault has been appointed as the new president and CEO of Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment, a role that involves responsibility for all operations, including ongoing brand growth.
Pineault has spent a period in the role as interim CEO since March 31, 2021, replacing Mario Kontomerkos.
He has worked with the Mohegan Tribe for 20 years, and has served as president and general manager of the brand’s flagship property, Mohegan Sun Connecticut.
James Gessner Jr, chairman of the Mohegan Tribe and MGE management board, said in a statement: “I want to congratulate fellow tribal member Ray Pineault as he assumes the role of president and chief executive officer for Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment.”
He added: “We are tremendously lucky to have someone of Ray’s calibre, experience and intellect taking on this role. His grasp of our organisation and all its moving parts across nine worldwide properties is unmatched.
“Having someone with these abilities come from within our tribal membership makes this day all the more meaningful. Today is a proud day for the Mohegan Nation.”
Ray Pineault, new CEO of Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment
Pineault will be responsible for the overall success of MGE. In alignment with the tribal council, he will create, communicate, and execute a global vision, strategy, and direction for the company; drive the company’s culture, values, and behaviour; build a high performing executive team and allocate capital to the company’s priorities.
He will also drive the operational results of all MGE owned and affiliated properties.
Pineault said in a statement: “I have dedicated my career to ensuring the success of Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, and I look forward to the immense growth, development and accomplishments we will achieve in this next chapter together.
“I am grateful to the Mohegan Tribe for this opportunity and will work tirelessly to uphold our values and traditions, both here in the United States and in the communities around the world in which we operate.”