Previously, Lloyd was President of Global Gaming Development at MGM Resorts International, where he was responsible for MGM’s worldwide expansion, and for establishing the company’s footprint in Asia.
Lloyd serves as the Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Avenues World Holdings LLC. A global executive with a development, operations and legal background who has lived and worked in Asia, Europe and the US, Lloyd has a proven record of leading and growing cross-border businesses globally, including in real estate, hospitality, media, and education.
Prior to joining Avenues, Lloyd served as CEO of Asian Coast Development Ltd, where he turned around a distressed real estate and hospitality asset owned by a New York hedge fund. He led Vietnam’s largest tourism real estate development, raised $500m of debt and equity across Asia and the US, grew the Company from 20 employees to more than 2,000 in three years, and built a one million-square-foot luxury integrated resort.
Previously, Lloyd was President of Global Gaming Development at Fortune 500 MGM Resorts International, where he was responsible for MGM’s worldwide expansion, and for establishing the company’s footprint in Asia. During his time at MGM, Lloyd saw MGM MIRAGE Online from initial concept through launch in the Isle of Man and London, set up MGM’s operational structure in London to capitalize on the UK’s gaming industry liberalization and to source opportunities throughout Europe, advised numerous governments on finding a balance between government public policy and private sector commercial interests, and spent the rest of his time as President based in Asia.
Lloyd spent the first eight years of his career as a dual-qualified lawyer working in London for Slaughter and May and in Los Angeles for both Glaser Weil and Loeb & Loeb. During his tenure with these firms, Lloyd specialized in international transactions across Asia, Europe and the US for multi-national companies including MGM Grand and MGM Studios. His experience also includes five years running the corporate development divisions for two New York-based companies, expanding their leisure and technology businesses globally.
Lloyd graduated with Honors from the London School of Economics and The Law Society of England’s College of Law. He is an attorney at law of the State Bar of California and a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales.