TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Okura Nikko Hotel Management Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Hotel Okura Co., Ltd., is pleased to announce that Kikuhiko Okura has been appointed as President and Managing Director.
Mr. Okura brings to his new role more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry in the United States and Japan. In 2019, he was appointed Corporate Advisor to Hotel Okura Co., Ltd., as well as Chairman of Hotel Okura Amsterdam, home of the Hotel Okura brand in Europe for 50 years. He has since held various management positions within the Hotel Okura Group. He holds a law degree from Keio University in Tokyo and an MBA from Cornell University in New York.
His vast experience in the financial sector across borders will further strengthen the management and evolution of the Group’s activities, which will continue to develop on a global scale.
Mr. Okura commented, “It is an absolute honor to accept this appointment as President and Representative Director of Okura Nikko Hotel Management. The hospitality industry is going through a period of great change due to the massive and prolonged impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and I feel boundless gratitude to all our partners and patrons for their support as well as immense responsibility in this support. position. As I navigate through this time of great challenge, I will endeavor to continue to focus on our core value –omotenashi; the Japanese spirit of hospitality—emphasizing our empathy and a genuine, forward-thinking approach to serving our customers. This spirit has underpinned the company’s operations since its inception nearly 60 years ago and will continue to be our guide as we further develop the company as a global operator to serve our customers around the world. entire. I also hope to follow in the remarkable footsteps of my predecessors and industry leaders in contributing to the hospitality industry.
Pursuant to this appointment, Toshihiro Ogita will assume the position of President and Representative Director of the company and continue to serve as President and Representative Director of Hotel Okura Co., Ltd.
Kikuhiko Okura – Profile
Kikuhiko Okura joined Hotel Okura Group in November 2019 as an executive advisor to Hotel Okura Co., Ltd., and was named President of Hotel Okura Amsterdam the following month. Prior to joining Hotel Okura Group, he held senior positions in the financial services industry in Tokyo and New York, including at Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., where he served as Managing Director in Markets Divisions global and corporate asset management. Prior to Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., he worked at MUFG Bank, Ltd. in their Global Corporate & Investment Banking and Global Markets business units.
About Hotel Okura Co., Ltd. and Okura Nikko Hotel Management Co., Ltd.
Hotel Okura Co., Ltd., founded in 1958, opened its flagship hotel, Hotel Okura Tokyo, in 1962 as a first-class hotel that quickly became world famous for its blend of beauty traditional Japanese cuisine with the best in accommodation, cuisine and service. It closed in August 2015 and, after four years of reconstruction work, reopened as Okura Tokyo in September 2019.
Hotel Okura has extensive expertise in the world of hospitality, including asset ownership and hotel development, as well as hotel management, catering and chain operations through its subsidiaries and other companies. of the group. The brand unites member hotels under its “Best Accommodation, Cuisine and Service” philosophy to ensure that all guests experience typical Okura hospitality, which combines Japanese attention to detail with Western functionality. Please visit www.okura.com.
Okura Nikko Hotel Management Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Hotel Okura, operates 81 properties (54 in Japan and 27 overseas) comprising some 24,745 rooms (as of June 1, 2022) under three hotel groups: Okura Hotels & Resorts, Nikko Hotels International and JAL City Hotel. Please visit www.okura-nikko.com.