Tue, 8 November 2016

Yoshiaki Ito Appointed President of One Championship - Japan

Yoshiaki Ito has been appointed as President of One Championship (Japan).

Ito is the Founder of X-TANK Consulting, former CEO of Haier Asia Group, and a former Senior Vice President at Sony Pictures Entertainment.

During his tenure at Haier, Ito was responsible for US$1.2 billion in revenue and over 6,400 employees.

With over 20 years of professional experience, Ito brings with him a plethora of impressive accolades. He has received various awards throughout his career including being named among the Top 100 global leaders/innovators of 2015 by Nikkei Business, the Direct to Top Award and Best Leader Award from Dell Asia Pacific, as well as the Money Ball Award and Global Best Leader Award from Sony Pictures Entertainment, amongst others.

Victor Cui, CEO of One Championship, said, One Championship continues to seek out the top executives from various fields to become part of our elite senior management team. Yoshiaki Ito is an excellent asset to have on our team. He, along with our very capable leadership, will be responsible for taking our organization to the next level and beyond. We are excited at the possibilities and welcome Ito-san to the One Championship family.

Itos appointment as One Championship President (Japan) is in line with the companys plans to expand into the country.

Japanese mixed martial arts athletes are an integral part of One Championships roster, with exciting fighters such as Koji Ando and Kotetsu Boku, as well as reigning ONE Lightweight World Champion Shinya Aoki and ONE Strawweight World Champion Yoshitaka Naito, amongst others.

Yoshiaki Ito, President of One Championship (Japan), said, I am elated to join One Championship, one of the greatest global sports brands. Its amazing to be a part of the rapid growth of MMA in Asia. I will focus my efforts on developing the budding Japanese market. Japan has always enjoyed sports entertainment and One Championships unique live event atmosphere is something I am delighted to share with Japanese fans.

Born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand, Ito speaks Japanese, Thai, and English.

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