Edward Matthew Tracy is the CEO of Hard Rock Japan LLC, a division created to support the company’s growth plans in the region. As development criteria is articulated as set forth by pending Integrated Resorts legislation, the division will continue to evolve under Tracy’s leadership.
Previously, Tracy led Sands China Ltd., a subsidiary of Las Vegas Sands Corp., in July 2010 as its President and Chief Operating Officer, becoming the company CEO and Executive Director in July 2011. Sands China is one of the world’s largest casino companies by revenue and is among the biggest U.S. investors in China at US$10 billion; with more than 28,000 team members, the company is the largest private sector employer in Macao and has a market value of nearly US$40 billion.
In October 2014, Harvard Business Review named Mr. Tracy as one of “The Best-Performing CEOs in the World” in its respected annual top 100 ranking. He has over 25 years of extensive hands-on management and development experience in the gaming and hospitality industries, including serving as Chairman and CEO of Capital Gaming, a multi-jurisdictional manager of regional casinos. He also served as President and CEO of the Trump Organization, where he was responsible for managing over 12,500 employees, 3,000 luxury hotel rooms and 240,000 square feet of casino space that produced annual revenues in excess of US$1 billion.
Tracy is a graduate of Albany University, attended Cornell University and studied a post-graduate program at the University of Missouri – Columbia.