Nehme E. Abouzeid is the Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for the Vegas Golden Knights. He joined the organization on November 7, 2016.
From 2013 - 2016, Abouzeid was the Executive Director of Brand Marketing for Wynn Las Vegas (NASDAQ: WYNN), the city's most profitable casino resort and the world's most awarded brand. In this role, he oversaw brand marketing, advertising, content marketing, entertainment marketing, sponsorships and partnerships, and the brand’s official magazine, among other duties.
Abouzeid spent the past 13 years in global gaming as it grew into a $180 billion industry with the expansion of Las Vegas-style casino resorts worldwide. During tenures with two of the industry's leading Fortune 500 companies, he played integral roles in launching some of the world’s largest casino resorts and orchestrating innovative cross-industry partnerships.
Prior to his time with Wynn, Abouzeid spent nine years with Las Vegas Sands Corporation (NYSE: LVS) in a number of operational, business development and strategic roles. During his time with the company, it grew from a $500M company with one resort to the world’s largest casino resort operator with over $11 billion in annual revenues and eight global mega-resorts in its portfolio.
While at Sands, Abouzeid was the first executive to graduate from the company’s management program, receiving intensive training in all seven facets of the modern integrated resort industry: gaming, hotel, retail, entertainment, nightlife, food & beverage, and meetings (collectively known as MICE: meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions).
A creative luxury marketer and versatile executive who excels at maximizing revenue across the integrated hospitality enterprise, he has been named to the “Top 40 Under 40” lists of Global Gaming Business Magazine and Vegas Inc., the city’s top business journal.
Abouzeid began his career in editorial media. He spent five years as a print journalist and radio producer in Boston, Los Angeles, and post-war Beirut.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from George Washington University and an MBA from Babson College. He is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
Active in the local Las Vegas business and non-profit communities, he has served on advisory boards for the casino gaming conference G2E, KNPR public radio and youth charity After-School All-Stars.
A native of Weymouth, Massachusetts, he lives in Henderson, Nevada with his wife Dr. Nina Mirzayan and their two children.