MGM Resorts International has appointed former Disney executive Tilak Mandadi to the newly created position of chief strategy, innovation and technology officer.
In the new role, Mandadi will oversee MGM Resorts’ digital strategy, with a focus on driving growth and innovation through technology-led customer-centric experiences, products and services.
Based in Las Vegas, Nevada, Mandadi will also lead corporate strategy and innovation, as well as manage the operator’s relationship with BetMGM joint venture with Entain and join its board of directors.
Mandadi joins MGM Resorts having spent more than eight years as executive vice president of digital, and global chief technology officer for Disney Parks, Experiences and Products.
Prior to this, Mandadi was senior vice president for global digital, consumer travel and M&A technology at American Express and spent time in digital, data and technology leadership positions at FedEx Kinko’s and Dell Online.
“I’m excited to join MGM Resorts at such a transformative time for the entire industry,” 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, and build new, profitable and sustainable lines of revenue.”
MGM Resorts chief executive and president Bill Hornbuckle added: “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.”