How Yalmaz Siddiqui, MGM Resorts International, Got the Job

Jun 16, 2016 8:30 PM ET
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"I think what really compelled me about MGM from the beginning was this very strong tie that Cindy has between finance and sustainability. To have an ex-CFO who is now a CSO is really interesting and rare, and I think that was the primary driver of my interest, being able to move into a context where there was a very close connection between these two functional areas that are historically quite separate."

How Yalmaz Siddiqui, MGM Resorts International, got the job

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By: John Davies, GreenBiz VP & Senior Analyst

Late last year, MGM Resorts International’s Chief Sustainability Officer Cindy Ortega reached out to tell me that Chris Brophy, for four years the company’s Vice President-Corporate Sustainability, was being promoted to lead strategic initiatives at the company, and that she would need to find his replacement. After meeting with numerous highly qualified candidates, MGM hired Yalmaz Siddiqui as its new vice president of sustainability.I recently talked with Siddiqui and Ortega about how one goes about getting hired as a VP of sustainability these days. 

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