Hard Rock Appoints Japan Prez

On October 22, Edward Tracy, CEO of Hard Rock Asia, announced the appointment of Ado Machida as the new president of Hard Rock Japan.

According to a statement from the company, Machida joins Hard Rock Japan from Navigators Global LLC, a management consulting organization specializing in strategic government relations, crisis management and business development. In that role, he advised Japanese and U.S. manufacturers, financial services, and high-tech firms looking to expand across the Pacific.

Prior to that, Machida was director of policy implementation on the Trump transition team, served as chief domestic policy officer for former Vice President Dick Cheney, worked on the presidential campaign of Senator Bob Dole, and held positions with Goldman Sachs in New York and Tokyo.