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Aquis taps Sands VP as new CEO; Resorts World Sentosa gets new COO

TAGs: aquis, Australia, Casino Canberra, Genting Singapore, Geoff Andres, Kirby Garlitos, Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore, tony fung

Property developer Tony Fung has named Sands Macau General Manager Geoff Andres as the new CEO of Fung’s Aquis Entertainment. In his new role, Andres will be in charge of overseeing the expansion of the group’s Australian operations, including the transformation of Casino Canberra. Aquis taps Sands VP as new CEO; Resorts World Sentosa gets new COO “Geoff will be the most experienced gaming CEO in Australia and it’s encouraging that he has been able to see the vision we have for the growth of Aquis in Australia and has chosen to be part of that,” Aquis Managing Director Justin Fung told the Canberra Times. “The Canberra project is our absolute focus right now and this appointment will help ensure that we deliver a world-class outcome.” Andres’ appointment marks the next step in establishing some credibility for Aquis and its ambitious plan to build an $7 billion integrated resort in the Great Barrier Reef. The appointment is still subject to ACT Gambling and Racing Commission approval. Meanwhile, Genting Singapore’s Resorts World Sentosa is also making some management wheeling and dealing, tapping veteran casino financial and operations executive David Sisk as its new chief operations officer (COO). Sisk, who will report directly to Genting Singapore CEO Tan Hee Teck, will be responsible for the day-to-day operating units at Resorts World Sentosa. “I’m excited to be a part of this great family and look forward to working closely with the team to achieve greater results across the Resort’s myriad of offerings,” Sisk said in a statement. Sick brings with him a wealth of experience in the gambling industry, including stints at Caesars Palace and Wynn Las Vegas, and most recently, Sands China. His experience and track record will be put to good use as Genting Singapore tries to bounce back after seeing a 30 percent year-on-year decline in profit in the fourth quarter.

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