NJPW will have new leadership going forward as its President and CEO Harold Meij will be departing the company next month.
The news was made on early Tuesday morning. A statement revealed that Takami Ohbari will become new president/CEO of NJPW on October 23. He is currently the CEO of NJPW of America.
You can read NJPW’s statement here:
“At a meeting of New Japan Pro-Wrestling’s parent company Bushiroad’s board of directors today September 29, 2020, a change was announced in NJPW’s directorship. This change will take effect at the beginning of NJPW’s 50th year of trading on October 23rd.
New NJPW President/CEO (as of October 23)
Takami Ohbari (current NJPW of America CEO)”
Meiji also wrote a blog that was posted on NJPW’s Japanese website where he apologized for announcing the news while the G1 Climax 30 tournament was taking place.
Before joining the promotion, he had served as senior vice president of Coca-Cola Japan in addition to being COO of toy company Tomy.
Meij earned the role as NJPW President back in May 2018.