Las Vegas Sands has announced the appointment of Robert. G. Goldstein as Chief Executive Officer. Robert. G. Goldstein, will take over leadership of the casino operator in the new year for the retiring Michael A. Leven.
Billionaire Sheldon Adelson weill still be the Group CEO, but Goldstein will be trusted with taking the operational reins of the world’s largest gambling company, according to company officials Thursday.
Leven has been President since 2009, overseeing the building of a new stable of casinos in Singapore, Macau and Bethlehem.
Goldstein joined Las Vegas Sands in 1995 and has served in several executive positions, including president and chief operating officer of The Venetian and Palazzo and most recently as president of global gaming operations.
“Our company is in the enviable position of having the most diverse set of assets and the strongest balance sheet in our industry, as well as being best-positioned to capitalize on future growth opportunities as they happen,” Adelson said. “With Rob’s strong leadership, passion and energy, I’m fully confident we will expand our industry leadership to deliver even greater achievements in the years ahead.”
Goldstein spent 15 years developing casino hotels in both the United States and the Caribbean prior to joining Las Vegas Sands. In addition to overseeing Las Vegas Sands’ gaming operations, Goldstein is credited with developing the company’s global retail strategy, which includes several restaurants and an outlet mall in Bethlehem.
“We’ve set a high standard with our success, and I’m focused on continuing to execute Sheldon’s vision and the strategic objectives laid out by our board of directors and management team,” Goldstein said in a written release. “We will continue to concentrate on getting the most out of our existing properties, pursuing new development opportunities and driving shareholder value. There is much work to do, but I couldn’t be more excited about the opportunities ahead of us.”