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Melco: Lawrence Ho on Geopolitics, Volatility and Opportunity in Asia

Episode 10 / December 2019

Ken Siazon, Head of Asia, and Manish Sharma interview Lawrence Ho, CEO and Chairman of Melco International and Melco Resorts.

In this episode, Southeastern’s Asia Pacific Co-PMs Ken Siazon and Manish Sharma interview Lawrence Ho, CEO and Chairman of Melco International and Melco Resorts. They cover a range of topics, starting with the history of Melco, the evolution of the Melco-Crown relationship over time and lessons learned from Lawrence’s father and industry legend, Stanley Ho.

They go on to discuss cycles of volatility in Macau, the opportunity in Japan, the impact of geopolitics and macro factors on Melco and its share price and his outlook for Melco’s growth in Macau, amid pending license renewals and infrastructure improvements. They end with a lightning round of questions that gives insight to how Lawrence Ho thinks about the most important topics – ranging from EBITDA growth to his preference for sushi vs. dim sum.