For this role, the former Disney and American Express executive will oversee MGM Resorts’ digital strategy, seeking to drive technological growth and innovation.

He will also lead corporate strategy, joining the board of directors to oversee 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.

Prior to his role at Disney, Mandadi worked as SVP of 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 its diverse experience in hospitality, retail and entertainment will be a “significant asset.”

An essential name for MGM Resorts right now

MGM Resorts CEO and 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 its high-caliber track record as a visionary, results-driven leader, will be invaluable as we emerge from the pandemic; and we will continue to expand our global gaming business and entertainment channels through innovative, customer-centric technology platforms and an ever-expanding digital, gaming and entertainment footprint,” concludes Bill.

Mandadi added: “I am excited to be joining MGM Resorts at such a transformative time for the entire industry.

“I am pleased to join the management team and, together with my colleagues, create compelling and immersive customer experiences at the intersection of responsible gaming and entertainment and build profitable and sustainable new revenue streams,” concludes Tilak.