Melco International Development appoints MD

Melco International Development Ltd has announced the appointment of Evan Winkler as the managing director of the company with effect from August 2, 2016.

According to a press release from the company, Winkler previously served as a managing director at Moelis & Company, and before that, was the managing director and co-head of technology, media and telecommunications M&A at UBS Investment Bank.

The new managing director will be responsible for the company’s growth strategy and performance, and will report directly to the chairman and CEO, Lawrence Ho.

Ho, who will continue to serve the company in his capacity as chairman and CEO, said, “It is with great pleasure that Mr. Winkler joins the Melco Group family. Evan has been involved in various corporate transactions of the company’s subsidiary Melco Crown Entertainment. His wealth of experience and strong history with the Company will unquestionably expedite the company’s international expansion drive, including efforts that are already underway, and ultimately increase shareholder value. Having someone of his background and reputation on board, I am confident that Evan’s leadership and the collaboration among the executive team will take Melco to a new height.”

Winkler has also been appointed as an additional member of the executive committee, finance committee, regulatory compliance committee and corporate social responsibility committee of the company, and will be appointed as a director of various subsidiaries of the company.