James Murren likely to remain involved MGM Japan

MGM Resorts chairman and CEO James Murren said he is “absolutely sure” he will be involved in MGM Resorts’ Japan project – with an upcoming trip to Osaka in May already on the cards. 

“As it relates to Japan, very likely in May, I will be leading a group of people, including Bill Hornbuckle to my left, to speak to the people of Osaka as the Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts about why MGM and ORIX is the preferred partner.”

Just yesterday, Murren announced his resignation as chairman and CEO from MGM Resorts. 

However, in an earnings call about their 19Q4 earnings, Murren said he will very likely be involved in MGM’s ongoing Japan project. 

“…I’m absolutely sure I’m going to be involved in the Japan project. In fact, I’ll probably be even more involved in the Japan project as time goes by,” he said.

“And as it relates to the team here, we have a seasoned respected team that I intend to work with, I know the company values and will continue to be here as we seamlessly transition the company into its next generation.”