Mr Yoshihiko Machida was appointed the Chief Executive Officer and an Executive Director of the Trustee-Manager on 16 June 2014.
Mr Machida has extensive experience in general management and is very familiar with the golf course management business, having worked within the Accordia group for nearly 10 years. He has been a Corporate Executive Officer of the Sponsor and was the Chief of the Department of General Affairs and Personnel Division since 2009, during which time he exercised an oversight and supervisory role over the general business of the Sponsor and also reported directly to the President of the Sponsor.
From 1982 to 1984 and thereafter, from 1984 to 2003, Mr Machida held positions in Nitto Kogyo Co., Ltd., the previous operator of the golf courses of the Sponsor, and Nitto America Co., Ltd., where he was largely responsible for overseeing the firm's golf course management activities and was also involved in the strategic planning of the firm's golf course business.
Mr Machida graduated from Aoyama Gakuin University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 1982.