NJPW Announces Harold Meij Is No Longer President, New President Revealed

After two years serving NJPW as its president, Harold Meij will leave the position in the coming weeks.

During today's G1 Climax event, NJPW revealed that Meij will leave its position after a meeting between the Board of Directors for Bushiroad, which is NJPW's parent company. The move was labeled a "change in NJPW's directorship." Meij will leave his post as NJPW president on October 23 and will be replaced by Takami Ohbari, who is the current CEO of NJPW of America.

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From NJPW:

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. 

Outgoing President/CEO 

Harold Meij

New NJPW President/CEO (as of October 23)

Takami Ohbari (current NJPW of America CEO)

Meij arrived in NJPW in May 2018, becoming the first non-Japanese president of the promotion. Before arriving in NJPW as its president, Meij served as senior vice president of Coca-Cola Japan and had also been COO of toy company Tomy.

NJPW is currently in the midst of its G1 Climax tournament and you can check out results of night six of the tournament at this link.


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