Company: Universal Entertainment Corporation
Family Name: Sugiyama
Given Name: Kenji
Role: Former President of Okada Manila
Profile: With a background in security issues within the hospitality industry joined Tiger Resort in 2012 and worked his way up to the position of president of Okada Manila. He resigned from that position in March 2019.
Takashi Oya has replaced Kenji Sugiyama as both president of Asiabest Group International, the corporate entity used by Universal Entertainment to create a backdoor listing to the Philippine Stock Exchange, as well as the Okada Manila IR.
Casino magnate Kazuo Okada is on the verge of losing his bitter battle to regain control of the gaming business that he founded after a series of legal and business events have swung against him.
Okada Manila President Kenji Sugiyama and Vice-Chairman Antonio Cojuangco spoke at the Tourism Expo Japan 2018 to promote increased Japanese visits to their IR in the Philippines and also to discuss general lessons from their experience for the future of the Japanese IR market.