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June 16, 2021

His first day will be on July 6

MGM Resorts appoints Tilak Mandadi as Chief Strategy, Innovation and Technology Officer

MGM Resorts appoints Tilak Mandadi as Chief Strategy, Innovation and Technology Officer
Tilak Mandadi said: " 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."
United States | 06/10/2021

Former Disney and American Express executive, Mandadi will oversee the company’s digital strategy, driving growth and innovation. He will also lead corporate strategy and innovation and will manage the company's relationship with BetMGM, joining its Board of Directors.

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GM Resorts International announced that Tilak Mandadi will join the company on July 6t in the newly created position of Chief Strategy, Innovation, and Technology Officer. In this role, Mandadi will oversee MGM Resorts' digital strategy, driving growth and innovation through technology-led customer-centric experiences, products, and services. He will also lead corporate strategy and innovation and will manage the company's relationship with BetMGM, joining its Board of Directors. He will be based in Las Vegas and report to MGM Resorts CEO and President Bill Hornbuckle.

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-caliber 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."

Chairman of the Board at MGM Resorts Paul J. Salem, said: "In recent years, MGM Resorts has embarked on a dramatic transformation, which includes developing and attracting an exceptional group of renowned leaders in the C-Suite. Our team features great industry veterans with deep experience, as well as several new additions such as Jonathan Halkyard, our Chief Financial Officer, Steve Zanella, our Chief Commercial Officer, and Jyoti Chopra, our Chief People, Inclusion and Sustainability Officer, all led by Bill Hornbuckle, a world-class CEO and industry leader. Adding Tilak to the management team will enhance and accelerate our growth strategies tied to innovative customer experiences and digital- and data-driven business transformation. We are committed to developing a diverse bench of executive leadership with extraordinary talent to envision, design, and create the future of gaming and entertainment."

Mandadi brings decades of experience to MGM Resorts as a strategic thought leader in Fortune-100 companies as well as start-ups, most recently serving as executive vice president of digital, and global chief technology officer for Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products. Serving in that role since 2013, Mandadi led a large, diverse global team that enabled guest-focused growth strategies for theme parks, resort hotels, cruise lines,s and various travel, retail, and food and beverage lines of business.
His team also supported the global licensing, publishing, and games businesses at Disney. 

Prior to his role at Disney, Mandadi led digital transformation and growth at American Express as senior vice president, Digital. He has also served in digital, data, and technology leadership positions at FedEx Kinko's (now FedEx Office) and Dell Online. His diverse background in hospitality, retail, entertainment, and technology-based companies will be a significant asset as he guides MGM Resorts' corporate and digital strategy. 

Mandadi commented: "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."

Mandadi holds a master's degree in computer science from the University of Oregon. 

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