Sawada, Hideo

    Company: Sasebo City

    Family Name: Sawada

    Given Name: Hideo

    Organization: Huis Ten Bosch

    Role: Chairman

    IR Stance: Advocate

    Profile: Sawada was an entrepreneur in the travel business beginning in 1980, eventually founding H.I.S., one of the nation’s most successful travel agencies. In April 2010 he was also made president of the struggling Huis Ten Bosch theme park in Sasebo, Nagasaki, and within six months turned it from a loss-making enterprise to a profit-making company. In 2019 he stepped down from his position as Huis Ten Bosch president to become the company’s Chairman without representative rights.

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