George Tanasijevich is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Marina Bay Sands Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of leading global integrated resorts developer, Las Vegas Sands Corp. and Managing Director of Global Development for Las Vegas Sands Corp. A senior management executive and accomplished attorney with extensive international experience, Mr. Tanasijevich is responsible for overall operations of Marina Bay Sands and the development activities of Las Vegas Sands Corp.
Mr. Tanasijevich played a central and instrumental role project managing Las Vegas Sands Corp.’s successful bid to develop Singapore’s integrated resort at Marina Bay. In this capacity, he was the company’s senior representative in Singapore overseeing a large team of professionals from the financial, legal, construction, design, operations and marketing fields. He was also responsible for coordinating the development of the property which combines state-of-the-art convention and exhibition facilities, a luxury hotel, world-class gaming, entertainment, shopping and dining outlets and a museum in one landmark structure.
Prior to his involvement in the company’s Singapore activities, Mr. Tanasijevich was based in the People’s Republic of China Special Administrative Region of Macau as Director of Development, responsible for the coordination of various commercial activities related to Las Vegas Sands Corp.’s Cotai Strip™ projects.
Mr. Tanasijevich previously served as Senior Vice President / Equity Markets at CapitaLand Limited in Singapore, Southeast Asia’s largest real-estate conglomerate. Prior to joining CapitaLand, Mr. Tanasijevich served as Corporate Vice President of General Growth Properties, which was at that time the second-largest shopping mall REIT in the United States. This followed his assignment as General Growth’s senior attorney, responsible for heading the company’s litigation group and managing litigation across 38 states.
Mr. Tanasijevich has an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, a law degree from Loyola University of Chicago, where he was a member of the law review, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan. He is a member of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business Global Advisory Board, and a Board Member of the Singapore International Chamber of Commerce and the Singapore Hotel Association and was named by Global Gaming Business as one of its “25 People to Watch” for 2009.