Ms. Stephanie Cheung is our executive vice president and chief legal officer and she was appointed to her current role in December 2008. Prior to that, she held the title of general counsel from November 2006, when she joined our Company. She has acted as the secretary to our board since she joined our Company. Prior to joining us, Ms. Cheung practiced law with various international law firms in Hong Kong, Singapore and Toronto. Ms. Cheung graduated with a bachelor of laws degree from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1986 and a master’s degree in business administration from York University in 1994. Ms. Cheung is admitted as a solicitor in Ontario, Canada, England and Wales, and Hong Kong and is a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors and a fellow of Salzburg Global.
Mr. Geoffrey Stuart Davis is our executive vice president and chief financial officer and he was appointed to his current role in April 2011. Prior to that, he served as our deputy chief financial officer from August 2010 to March 2011 and our senior vice president, corporate finance since 2007, when he joined our Company. In addition, Mr. Davis has been the chief financial officer of Melco International since December 2017 and a director of MRP, a company listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange, since January 2018. Prior to joining us, Mr. Davis was a research analyst for Citigroup Investment Research, where he covered the U.S. gaming industry from 2001 to 2007. From 1996 to 2000, he held a number of positions at Hilton Hotels Corporation and Park Place Entertainment. Park Place was spun off from Hilton Hotels Corporation and subsequently renamed Caesars Entertainment. Mr. Davis has been a CFA charter holder since 2000 and obtained a bachelor of arts degree from Brown University.
Ms. Akiko Takahashi is our executive vice president and chief of staff to chairman and CEO, and was appointed to this role in June 2019. Ms. Takahashi is also a director of Studio City International Holdings Limited, a subsidiary of the Company whose shares have been listed on the New York Stock Exchange since October 2018. Prior to her present role, she was the company’s executive vice president and chief officer, human resources/corporate social responsibility from December 2008, and held the title group human resources director from December 2006, when she joined our Company. Prior to joining us, Ms. Takahashi worked as a consultant in her own consultancy company from 2003 to 2006 where she conducted “C-level” executive searches for clients and assisted with brand/service culture alignment for a luxury hotel in New York City and where her last engagement prior to joining our Company was to lead the human resources integration for the largest international hospitality joint venture in Japan between InterContinental Hotels Group and ANA Hotels. She was the global group director of human resources for Shangri-la Hotels and Resorts, an international luxury hotel group headquartered in Hong Kong, from 1995 to 2003. Between 1993 and 1995, she was the senior vice president of human resources and service quality for Bank of America, Hawaii, FSB. She served as regional human resources manager for Sheraton Hotels Hawaii / Japan from 1985 to 1993. She started her hospitality career as a training manager for Halekulani Hotel. She began her career in the fashion luxury retail industry in merchandising, operations, human resources/training. Ms. Takahashi attended the University of Hawaii.
Mr. Jaya Jesudason is our executive vice president, construction and design. He joined our Company in 2007 as Project Director for the completion of the City of Dreams Project. Prior to that, he worked at Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation as a general manager of the west rail project and other rail projects. He was also a divisional manager for the Hong Kong airport project of the Hong Kong Airport Authority.
Mr. Frederic Jean-Marie Winckler is our executive vice president and chief creative and brand officer. He joined our Company in January 2017 as our executive vice president and chief marketing and brand officer. Mr. Winckler is responsible for the marketing and branding of all of our Company’s consumer brands. Prior to joining our Company, Mr. Winckler served as global chief marketing officer for Louis Vuitton based in Paris. Mr. Winckler was awarded the Luxury Marketer of the Year in 2014. Prior to Louis Vuitton, Mr. Winckler served as chief executive officer of J. Walter Thompson Paris, having been with that organization for 22 years to lead its efforts in various countries for key luxury brand clients, including BMW and Rolex.
Mr. Jarlath Lynch has been the Executive Vice President, Hotels and Food & Beverage since April 2018 at Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited (“Melco”), with responsibility for emphasizing the growing importance of Melco’s non-gaming propositions and pursuing excellence in both the Company’s hotel and F&B offering. The Company currently enjoys numerous Forbes Five-Star hotel rankings and offers the most Michelin-starred dining establishments among all casino operators in all of Macau and Greater China. He has been a part of the Melco team having previously served as Senior Vice President of Non-Gaming Operations at Melco Resorts and Entertainment (Philippines) Corporation.
Mr. Lynch is a hospitality industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience. Prior to joining Melco, he was the founder and owner of luxury boutique villas in Indonesia. He has also served as regional Vice President for Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts and held various positions with Hyatt International.
Mr. Joseph Tang is our Executive Vice President, International Marketing & VIP and he was appointed to his current role in April 2018. He has been with the Melco family since 2007 as AVP, Elixir Gaming Technologies for Melco International, our shareholder company. In 2009, he moved to Melco Resorts as Manager, Product & Planning, Altira Macau. He transferred to Strategic Marketing in 2009, and became Executive Director, International Marketing in 2015. He was appointed as the Acting Head and Executive Director, International Marketing in July 2016. Joseph holds many degrees including Master of Philosophy from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, City University of Hong Kong, Master of Science with Distinction and Bachelor of Science with first class honors from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Hong Kong.
Mr. David Sisk is our chief operating officer, Macau resorts and was appointed to this role in September 2019. He is also our property president, City of Dreams, Macau and he was appointed to his current role in January 2018. Prior to that, Mr. Sisk was our property president, Studio City since he joined our company in September 2016. Mr Sisk is a gaming industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience in Las Vegas, Macau and Singapore. Before joining the Company, Mr. Sisk was the chief operating officer with Resorts World Sentosa. He also worked at Caesars Palace and Wynn Las Vegas as chief financial officer, and at Sands China, Limited as its chief operating officer.
Mr. Andy Choy is our chief operating officer, international and was appointed to this role in September 2019. Prior to his present role, he was the property president, Altira Macau and Mocha since January 2017. Mr. Choy has over 10 years of direct involvement in a broad set of gaming industry disciplines. He has worked with the entire spectrum of properties from stand-alone local casinos to major Las Vegas Strip properties to international five-star integrated resorts. Prior to this new role, Mr. Choy served as the chief gaming officer for Melco International, the single largest shareholder of Melco, with responsibility for the Melco Group's growth through development opportunities in the gaming sector. He has been listed as one of the "25 People to Watch 2017 in the Gaming Industry" by Global Gaming Business.
Mr. Geoff Andres is our property president, Studio City and he was appointed to his current role in February 2018. Prior to that, Mr. Andres was our property president, City of Dreams Manila since November 2015. Mr. Andres was most recently the chief executive officer and executive director on the Board of Aquis Entertainment Limited in Canberra, Australia responsible for an existing casino, and assisting with the development and acquisition of additional casinos. Prior to this position, from September 2011 until April 2015, he was senior vice-president and general manager of Sands Macau, responsible for its overall operations, including a casino with 300 tables and 1,100 slot machines, six restaurants and a 289-room hotel. From December 2010 to September 2011, he was vice-president, Slots for all of Sands China Limited, including The Venetian Macao, Sands Macao, and The Plaza Macao, totalling 3,490 slot machines. Mr. Andres began his career with Harrah’s in 1988, and from June 2005 to December 2010, he was the vice-president and general manager for Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino Resort in Arizona. He graduated from the University of Nevada with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in 1989, and a Master's Degree in Business Administration in 1994.