NJPW President Harold Meji Has Resigned

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It has been officially confirmed by New Japan Pro Wrestling that the President and CEO of the promotion, Harold Meji, will be resigning from his position. It was revealed he will be leaving NJPW next month.

He will be parting ways with the company on October 23rd. He will be succeeded by NJPW of America President Takami Ohbari.

Meji was appointed as the president of NJPW in May of 2018. He wrote a blog on the company’s website, where he apologized to fans for taking this decision while the G1 Climax tournament is still going on. He previously worked as senior VP of Coca-Cola Japan.

Here is the full statement from NJPW given below:

New Japan Pro Wrestling issued the following statement this morning, announcing that NJPW President Harold Meij is resigning from the company and will be replaced by Takami Ohbari:

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)