Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited has announced the appointment of Ms Francesca Galante as an independent non-executive director of the company.
A co-founder and partner of First Growth Real Estate – a specialist advisory firm focused on real estate structured debt arranging, restructuring and special servicing throughout Europe – Galante will also become a member of each of the compensation committee and nominating and corporate governance committee of Melco with immediate effect.
Galante was previously an executive director in the real estate principal finance division at UBS Investment Bank in London and has also worked at Soros Real Estate Partners and Merrill Lynch. She has extensive experience in real estate transactions in office, hotel, residential and industrial asset classes, Melco said.
“We are extremely honored and privileged to have Francesca serving as a member of
Melco’s Board,” said Melco Chairman and CEO Lawrence Ho. “She brings a wealth of experience and will also provide a fresh and unique perspective to Melco’s Board. In addition, reflecting our continued commitment to best corporate governance practices, with Francesca’s appointment, Melco’s Board now comprises of a majority of independent directors.”