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Appointment17 January 2020

Kikuhiko Okura

Appointed President of Okura Europe BV, Hotel Okura Amsterdam and Corporate Advisor of Hotel Okura Co., Ltd.
At Okura Amsterdam, Netherlands, The

Kikuhiko Okura

Hotel Okura Co., Ltd. announced the arrival of Mr Kikuhiko Okura, MBA (49) as President of both Okura Europe BV and Hotel Okura Amsterdam, as well as Corporate Advisor of Hotel Okura Co., Ltd. Mr Okura will operate from the hotel chain's property in Amsterdam.

Mr Okura brings extensive international experience from the finance sector in both the United States and Japan. His last assignment prior to joining Hotel Okura Co., Ltd. was Managing Director of Brown Brothers Harriman. He holds a Master Degree of Business Administration from Cornell University in New York and a Bachelor Degree in Law from Keio University in Tokyo.

In anticipation of the retirement of Mr Marcel P. van Aelst, Executive Vice Chairman of Hotel Okura Co., Ltd., Japan and President and CEO of Okura Nikko Hotel Management Co., Ltd. Japan, Mr Okura will work closely with Mr van Aelst to ensure that the Hotel Okura Group continues investing in international hospitality knowledge beyond Asian borders, while maintaining its integrity, highest service standards and its praised gastronomic offerings. Based in Amsterdam, Mr Okura will focus on further developing the global footprint of Okura Nikko Hotel Management through management contracts and/or equity positions, primarily but not limited to expansion opportunities in Europe.

Okura Nikko Hotels Management Co., Ltd.

Okura Nikko Hotel Management Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Hotel Okura Co., Ltd, operates three hotel groups: Okura Hotels & Resorts, Nikko Hotels International and Hotel JAL City. Founded in October 2015 to consolidate and strengthen its hotel management business, Okura Nikko Hotel Management aims to become the top Japan-based hotel operating company by developing an international portfolio of properties through hotel management contracts.
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