MGM Resorts International has appointed Jyoti Chopra as its Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity and Sustainability Officer. Based in Las Vegas, and reporting directly to President and COO Bill Hornbuckle, she will also serve as liaison to the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee of the Board of Directors.

In her new role, Chopra will helm the firm’s social impact and sustainability efforts, working to expand data-driven methods to measure progress in attaining key social impact and environmental sustainability goals by 2025.

“Jyoti joins MGM Resorts at an exciting time, as we embark on a bold new vision for our social impact and sustainability strategy, Focused on What Matters: Embracing Humanity and Protecting the Planet,” said Hornbuckle.  

He added: “Jyoti’s considerable experience and expertise specifically in the development of business-aligned diversity and inclusion strategies and gender initiatives will be instrumental in guiding us as we commit to Social Impact and Sustainability goals through 2025 and beyond that align to United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.”

Chopra will also oversee the MGM Resorts Community Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion, and Environmental Sustainability teams and departments, including oversight of the nonprofit MGM Resorts Foundation and Community Grant Fund, corporate giving program, and Employee Volunteer Program.

“I am honored and proud to join MGM Resorts to build our roadmap for a sustainable future that improves the quality of life for humanity and protects our planet,” Chopra stated. “I look forward to collaborating with our employees, guests, investors, partners and communities to support economic development, provide environmental leadership and advance inclusive people practices. 

“Importantly, our work in these arenas will be aligned with leading global reporting frameworks and environmental, social and governance practices for maximum measurable impact.”

Chopra most recently served as Senior Vice President at Pearson Plc, the education technology and UK FTSE 100 company, where she was a member of the senior leadership team. Prior to her role at Pearson, she served as Chief Diversity Officer and Managing Director of Global Citizenship and Sustainability for Bank of New York Mellon.