Corporate Team

    • Simon Gerovich

      <p>Simon is Red Planet's Chairman and previously founded Evolution Capital PLC, listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand. He has spent his entire professional career in Asia and is a fluent Chinese and Japanese speaker. Simon was formerly an Equity Derivatives Trader at Goldman Sachs in Tokyo from 2000 to 2005 and graduated cum laude with a BA in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University in 2000.</p>

    • Timothy Hansing
      Chief Executive Officer

      <p>Prior to joining Red Planet, Tim was Senior Vice President Acquisitions of Kingdom Hotel Investments from 2002-2009. From 1999-2002, Tim was Senior Vice President Corporate Development of Movenpick Hotels &amp; Resorts. From 1996-1999, he was Service Group Director Real Estate &amp; Hospitality, Middle East &amp; Africa, of Arthur Andersen. From 1993-1996, he was a Senior Consultant at Pannell Kerr Forster Associates in London. From 1989-1993, Tim held various operational roles at the Whitbread Hotel Group, Thistle Hotels, Canadian Pacific, and Forte.</p>

    • Yoshi Ikurumi
      Group Chief Financial Officer

      <p>A native of Kyoto, Japan, Yoshi has built his international career in the United States and Japan. He started his career as a marketing specialist for Bank One (now JP Morgan Chase) and has since blended his marketing skills with his financial savvy to develop as an experienced CFO. Prior to joining Red Planet Hotels, Yoshi worked at Morgan Stanley, GE Capital, and Hewlett Packard. Further, he holds an MBA degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.</p>

    • Hirofumi Kambayashi
      Senior Vice President – Acquisitions

      <p>Kambayashi is Red Planet’s Senior Vice President of Acquisitions. Prior to joining Red Planet, he successfully held management-level posts at the following Japanese subsidiaries: Singapore-based Uni-Asia Group, Australian Galileo Group, Australian Challenger Group, where he devoted himself to the real estate fund business. Further, he has extensive consulting experience on hotel investments from Jones Lang LaSalle’s Tokyo office. Kambayashi started his career at the Miyako (currently known as Westin Miyako Kyoto), a flagship hotel of the Kintetsu Railway Group. He earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from Doshisha University and another bachelor’s degree in hospitality business from Michigan State University. </p>

    • Naotaka (Charles) Koyama
      Director of Legal

      <p>Charles is Red Planet Legal Director for Japan and is an Australian qualified lawyer (Solicitor) and a licensed Gaikokuho Jimu Bengoshi in Japan.</p> <p>Charles has an extensive experience both in private practice and in-house. He worked as a solicitor and partner with major law firms in Australia for more than 20 years before returning to Japan. He then occupied the head legal positions at various global organizations’ Japan offices in such areas as telecommunication, retail, pharmaceutical and information technologies, as well as holding the Board and other senior executive positions at the same time with the companies.</p> <p>Charles has bachelor’s law degrees from Sophia University and Monash University and a Master of Law (LL.M.) degree from Monash University. <br /></p>

    • Jitai Jeon
      Project Director

      <p>Jitai is responsible for leading the strategic management of our hotel development and construction in Japan and North Asia. Jitai has more than 10 years’ experience in planning, design, and construction administration and a background in property development, construction, and project management. Prior to joining Red Planet Japan, Jitai was an Asia Pacific project manager with the Regus Group.</p>

    • Renaud Tsorba
      Director of Operations - Japan

      <p>Renaud, a native of France, has been living in Japan since 2005. He started his career at the French Embassy in Tokyo as Consular Attaché before moving to the hotel industry in 2008. Since then, he has held several hotel operations posts in Tokyo, Yokosuka, and Okinawa. <br />Fluent in Japanese and French, Renaud graduated with a master’s degree in Corporate Communication in France and holds a diploma in Distribution, Marketing, and Demand Management from ESSEC Business School.<br />Prior to joining Red Planet, Renaud was the Hotel Manager of Niseko Central, a condominium and resort in Niseko.</p>

    • Poonnapha Tritanachart

      <p>ポンナパさんは、バンコクで我々の最初のホテルであるアソークのホテルマネージャーとして、2014年にレッド・プラネットに入社しました。さらに、バンコクのレッド・プラネット・スラウォンの開業にも携わりました。</p> <p>当社に入社する前は、タイの大手ホスピタリティ企業で10年間オペレーションズ・マネージャーとして働いた経験を持っています。加えて、ポンナパさんは、デュシタニ・カレッジでホスピタリティ・マネジメントの学位も取得しています。</p>

    • Sahlee Zaldivia