Kevin Benning has been named as Senior Vice President, Property General Manager, by International Holdings Limited. In the new position, Benning will be responsible for Studio City’s operations. The appointment was effective on 10 December 2020, according to the released document.
The trade managers are Studio City and Melco Resorts. Benning previously held the position of Melco Resorts and Entertainment (Philippines) Corporation’s chief operating officer and was responsible for City of Dreams Manila’s operations. He replaced Geoffry Andres, who will become the president of MRP’s land. Incidentally, it is the same role that Andres held before coming to Studio City from 2015 to 2018.
The changes in management first came to light in April, but up until recently Andres had remained working as the property president in Studio City.
At the time Studio City stated: “The appointment of Mr. Benning will take effect once the travel restrictions in Macau and the Philippines currently in place as a result of COVID-19 have been lifted, such that Mr. Andres and Mr. Benning are able to travel to the Philippines and Macau, respectively.”
Melco Resorts announced changes to its executive team at Inside Asian Gaming just last year. The company’s president was Evan Winkler, David Sisk assumed the role of COO Macau and Andy Choy was appointed COO International.