Rob Goldstein has been named president and chief operating officer of Las Vegas Sands, replacing the retiring Michael Leven. Goldstein has been with the company since 1995 and served in a variety of executive positions, most recently 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,” said Las Vegas Sands Chairman and CEO Sheldon G. Adelson. “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. Considering the depth of the team we’ve assembled, I can’t help but be even more bullish about what the future has in store for Las Vegas Sands.”
Goldstein, who developed casino-hotels in the U.S. and Caribbean prior to joining LV Sands, has been instrumental in the development of the company’s successful global retail strategy, as well as bringing innovative dining, nightlife and entertainment concepts to each of the company’s properties.
“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. “We will continue to concentrate on getting the most out of our existing properties, pursuing new development opportunities and driving shareholder value. We also will enhance our industry-leading approach to compliance, further our efforts as a community partner and continue to grow our leading position as a best-in-class employer. There is much work to do, but I couldn’t be more excited about the opportunities ahead of us.”