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WeWork Names New Head of Japan Operations After Management Purge

  • Former Japan chief Chris Hill was a close ally of Adam Neumann
  • Hill is replaced by Managing Director Kazuyuki Sasaki
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WeWork named a new head of its Japanese operations, replacing a company veteran with close ties to former Chief Executive Officer Adam Neumann.

Kazuyuki Sasaki, the former managing director of WeWork Japan, has been named its new CEO, the company said in a statement on Wednesday. Sasaki replaces Chris Hill, who has headed Japan operations since their start in 2017 and also served as chief product officer of WeWork parent The We Co.