Board of Directors
James Joseph Murren
is the Chairperson and an Executive Director of MGM China Holdings Limited. Mr. Murren is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MGM Resorts International. He has served as a director of MGM Grand Paradise since January 19, 2010. Since April 22, 2016, Mr. Murren also serves as Chairman of the Board of MGM Growth Properties LLC, a real estate investment fund listed in the New York Stock Exchange that is engaged in the acquisition, ownership and leasing of large-scale destination entertainment and leisure resorts, whose diverse amenities include casino gaming, hotel, convention, dining, entertainment and retail offerings. In 1998, Mr. Murren joined MGM Grand Inc. (a predecessor of MGM Resorts International) as Chief Financial Officer and a member of the board. He completed significant acquisitions over the next seven years, overseeing the transformation of MGM Resorts International into one of the world’s leading gaming companies. In 1999, the board promoted Mr. Murren to President and then to Chief Operating Officer in 2007. As Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Murren directed the implementation of an extensive reorganization of MGM Grand Inc. and started the development of CityCenter. Before he joined MGM Grand Inc., Mr. Murren served as a Managing Director of U.S. Equity Research at Deutsche Bank AG. Mr. Murren graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in art history and urban studies from Trinity College, Hartford in 1983. Prior to joining the board of MGM Grand Paradise, Mr. Murren was involved in the design, development, financing, management and operations of MGM Grand Paradise.