Bushiroad, the parent company of New Japan Pro-Wrestling has decided a change in leadership for the company.
During the board of directors meeting on 9/29 it was decided current NJPW President and CEO Harold Meij will be replaced by Takami Ohbari, current CEO of NJPW of America.
Harold Meij joined New Japan Pro-Wrestling in 2018, becoming the first non-Japanese president of the promotion.
The change in leadership will take effect on 10/23.
New Japan Pro-Wrestling issued the following.
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)