Las Vegas Sands Honors International Women's Day: Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Las Vegas Sands remains committed to its 50,000 Team Members worldwide, from Las Vegas to Macao and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania to Singapore. The company provides Team Members with an outstanding work environment, strong benefits, a dedication to diversity, and extensive training and other opportunities to advance and thrive in the hospitality industry. The company, its subsidiaries and affiliates adhere to an equal employment opportunity policy for all current and future Team Members, without regard to a person’s race, color, religion, sex, handicap, veteran’s status or status within any other protected group.
In honor of International Women’s Day, Las Vegas Sands has chosen to highlight female Team Members in all of the regions in which we operate that have initiated change in their communities and the workplace. The company supports all its Team Members in their efforts to make their departments better and their efforts in volunteering in the community.
Christine Kaelbel-Sheares, Vice President of Food and Beverage
Christine Kaelbel-Sheares was part of the opening team at Marina Bay Sands in 2009, as the Executive Director of VIP Food and Beverage Operations. She took on her current role in 2016, where she leads the food and beverage team operations in strategic planning and managing of all food and beverage outlets across the entire Integrated Resort, which includes10 celebrity chef restaurants, in-room dining for over 2,500 suites, casino, MICE catering and banquets. Her experience in managing several international hospitality operations has allowed her to hold a number of positions in hotels and top-rated restaurants the United States and in Asia, including The Venetian and The Palazzo in Las Vegas. Kaelbel-Sheares played an integral role in implementing new sustainable menus to inspire a healthier lifestyle through food. She also brought in a certified dietitian to work with property chefs and oversaw the newly revamped RISE Restaurant, where sustainable food sourcing is a priority, using locally sourced seafood and using fresh herbs from the restaurant’s own garden.
Hazel Chan, Executive Director of Retail Leasing
Hazel Chan oversees all leasing for retail locations at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. Since 2011, she’s assisted The Shoppes in growing its retail portfolio, seeking new tenants and brands. Chan was responsible for the tenant remix in 2013 and 2014 where she discovered a new method to increase both revenue and foot traffic by devising a strategic formula that involved expanded their luxury brand categories and re-arranging stores between two floors, making it possible for several brands, including kids’ brands, to flourish. The Shoppes hold some of the only brands’ stores in Singapore, which further cements its luxury position in the market. Chan monitors brands’ sales performance, trends, business direction and movement to help find the right fit and continuously find ways to optimize tenancy mix, rental income and evolve The Shoppes into what it is today.
Chan Yit Foon, Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Chan Yit Foon is responsible for prioritizing and implementing human resources strategies for the Integrated Resort. She plays a vital role in developing programs for talent management, rewards and benefits, leadership training, staff development and team engagement as well as initiatives for more than 9,800 Team Members. She oversees a dynamic human resource strategy that is customized for every Team Member at the property. With 22 years of human resources experience, Yit Foon is most pleased with Marina Bay Sands’ leveled playing field, offering diversity in the business and opportunities for Team Members to excel. Yit Foon and her team continue learning about different generations of people to gain more insight while working on programs and policies for future-proofing.