Harold Meij, the president of New Japan Pro-Wrestling, will be leaving the wrestling promotion next month.

“At a meeting of New Japan Pro-Wrestling’s parent company Bushiroad’s board of directors today September 29, 2020, a change was announced in NJPW’s directorship. This change will take effect at the beginning of NJPW’s 50th year of trading on October 23rd,” said NJPW in a statement.

Takami Ohbari , the current CEO of NJPW America, will be the new NJPW president on October 23rd.

Meij joined the company in 2018 and was the first non-Japanese president of NJPW.

Meij is an accomplished businessman who in the past was the Senior Vice President of Coca-Cola Japan and the Chief Operating Officer of the Japanese toy company Tomy.

Fans on Twitter speculated about why Meij has decided to leave NJPW.