New Japan Pro-Wrestling announced earlier today that Harold Meij has resigned from his role as President/CEO of NJPW. His resignation was made official earlier today at a Bushiroad board of directors meeting. The change will take effect on October 23 and Meij will be replaced by Takami Ohbari, the current NJPW of America CEO. According to Voices Of Wrestling, there have been rumblings since last autumn that Meij was set to depart the promotion.
New Japan issued the following statement:
"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)"
Meij was appointed President/CEO of NJPW back in May 2018. He was formerly the Senior Vice President of Coca Cola Japan and COO of toy company Tomy.