Good Morning. The end of a (better) age. Dr. Ambrose So has retired from SJM, begging the question of who can step in to fill his shoes – and preserve the balance of power within the organization. No matter what, SJM will require a firm hand in guiding its non-gaming exploits, notes an expert. In the Philippines, billionaire Andrew Tan looks to expand his gaming empire, even as his company augments Newport World Resorts.

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What you need to know

  • Dr. Ambrose So has officially retired from SJM, leaving a void that will be difficult to fill, notes an expert.
  • Philippine billionaire Andrew Tam aims to expand his empire, looking at other locations in the nation.

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Dr Ambrose So’s successor must be non-gaming savvy

The retirement of Dr. Ambrose So from his role as Vice-Chairman and CEO of Macau legacy gaming company SJM marks a new age. And the person stepping in to fill Dr. So’s role has some large shoes to fill, in particular in regards to SJM’s non-gaming ramp-up, notes an expert. As the group’s Grand Lisboa Palace is failing to deliver yet, all eyes are on what steps management takes next.

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