Michael ZhuSenior Vice President of International Operations, Planning and Analysis, The Innovation Group

    With an extensive background and nearly 20 years of experience in the gaming, leisure, and hospitality industries, Michael Zhu has been applying a comprehensive analytical skill set while exploiting a unique cultural context and leveraging his in-depth development and operational experience in the related sectors.
    Based in The Innovation Group’s Denver office, Michael is in charge of a diverse set of project initiatives, including feasibility studies, market assessments, business analysis, and operational optimization. His main focus is on mid- and large-scale integrated resort (IR) development and operations in the US, Asia-Pacific, and European markets. Prior to that, Michael was with Las Vegas Sands Corporation where he enhanced his development and operational expertise in the full range of IR at a truly global level.
    Michael holds an MBA in Hospitality Management from the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University, as well as a BA in Philosophy from Peking University in China. He was a Fellow of the United States National Committee on U.S. – China Relations in Washington, DC and of the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.