New York-listed casino operator MGM Resorts International has appointed Jyoti Chopra as chief diversity and sustainability officer.
Based in Las Vegas, Chopra will lead MGM Resorts' social impact and sustainability efforts and oversee the MGM diversity and environment teams. This includes oversight of the non-profit MGM Resorts Foundation and community grant fund, corporate giving program, and employee volunteer program.
She assumes the role with immediate effect and will report directly to MGM Resorts president and chief operating officer Bill Hornbuckle, and will serve on the board's Corporate Social Responsibility Committee.
“Jyoti joins MGM Resorts at an exciting time, as we embark on a bold new vision for our social impact and sustainability strategy, Focused on What Matters: Embracing Humanity and Protecting the Planet," said Hornbuckle.
“Jyoti's considerable experience and expertise specifically in the development of business-aligned diversity and inclusion strategies and gender initiatives will be instrumental in guiding us as we commit to Social Impact and Sustainability goals through 2025 and beyond that align to United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.”
Chopra joins MGM Resorts from UK-based education technology business Pearson, where served as senior vice president and member of the senior leadership team.
Prior to that, Chopra served as chief diversity officer and managing director of global citizenship and sustainability for Bank of New York Mellon between 2012 and 2018. She has also held roles at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Merrill Lynch and at the United Nations, where she developed an award-winning global media and advocacy campaign on behalf of women and children at the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).
Commenting on her appointment, Chopra said: "I am honored and proud to join MGM Resorts to build our roadmap for a sustainable future that improves the quality of life for humanity and protects our planet. I look forward to collaborating with our employees, guests, investors, partners and communities to support economic development, provide environmental leadership and advance inclusive people practices.
"Importantly, our work in these arenas will be aligned with leading global reporting frameworks and environmental, social and governance practices for maximum measurable impact."
Shares in MGM Resorts International (NSQ:MGM) closed up 0.76 per cent at $31.94 per share in New York Friday.