Second cohort joins Sands China leadership program

Sands China has inaugurated its second cohort of management team members into its Sands China International Strategic Leadership Programme for Integrated Resorts (ISLP) with a ceremony at The Venetian Macao.

The team members will be sent around the world receive international leadership development through this first-of-its-kind programme.

Between June and November 2018, the 26 ISLP participants will take advantage of the unique areas of industry expertise of three prestigious universities on three continents – the Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics in Lisbon, Portugal; Cornell School of Hotel Administration in Ithaca, New York, USA; and the University of Saint Joseph in Macau.

“After honoring our first group of graduates in November, we are pleased to welcome our second class of management team members to this trailblazing tailor-made programme,” said Grant Chum, chief of staff for Sands China Ltd. “The International Strategic Leadership programme represents a significant investment by Sands China to further develop local talent and nurture our team members, which we consider one of our highest priorities. We are proud to be growing a leadership team that can lead and motivate our team members to be exceptional at all times, raising future leaders that can contribute to the industry and to Macau as a whole.”

The Sands China International Strategic Leadership Programme for Integrated Resorts is an initiative of the Sands China Academy. Specially designed in conjunction with the three aforementioned universities, the ISLP is part of the company’s ongoing commitment to supporting the Macao government’s goal of nurturing and developing more future top-and-mid level leaders for the city’s integrated resort industry.

Programme participants come from all walks of life, with different educational backgrounds, and from a diversified mix of departments that are representative of Sands China’s unique integrated resort model.

Sands said it hopes the practical component of the coursework will inspire the participants to respond to the challenges of the dynamic integrated resort industry by developing forward-looking and innovative strategies.

They will present their recommendations to Sands China senior executives in November 2018.