CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Sands China Ltd
CLAIMS TO FAME
- Stocks have continually risen since joining Las Vegas Sands in 2013
- Moved into gaming from investment banking
GRANT CHUM’S rising influence within the corporate offices of Sands China and its parent, Las Vegas Sands, has come to the fore in 2022 with the 47-year-old driving the company’s bid to win a new 10-year gaming concession under Macau’s re-tendering process.
Alongside Sands China President Wilfred Wong, Chum has been tasked with overseeing the bid while also steering moves to ensure the company fulfils government requirements under the tender in the years ahead. This will inevitably include greater investment in non-gaming while keeping a close eye on capex following the 2021 opening of The Londoner Macao.
Chum’s influence these days also spreads internationally, where he works closely with the team at Marina Bay Sands. If rumors are to be believed, Chum has even been considered for relocation to Singapore on a permanent basis, although any such move seems unlikely while the Macau bid process continues.
Now closing in on 10 years at Sands, Chum was poached from UBS Investment Bank in 2013 following an impressive career spent overseeing Asian gaming research. Having attracted strong interest from industry, he was originally appointed Senior Vice President for Global Gaming Strategy for LVS, then Sands China’s Chief of Staff in 2015 before being promoted to Chief Operating Officer in February 2020.
LVS sold off its Las Vegas assets in 2021, but with head honchos Rob Goldstein and Patrick Dumont still based in the US, it is Chum that leads the way as the company’s man on the ground in Asia.
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