Simon Gerovich Chairman
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.
Naotaka (Charles) Koyama Director of Legal
Charles is Red Planet Legal Director for Japan and is an Australian qualified lawyer (Solicitor) and a licensed Gaikokuho Jimu Bengoshi in Japan.
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.
Charles has bachelor’s law degrees from Sophia University and Monash University and a Master of Law (LL.M.) degree from Monash University.
Renaud Tsorba Director of Operations - Japan
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.
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.
Prior to joining Red Planet, Renaud was the Hotel Manager of Niseko Central, a condominium and resort in Niseko.
Sahlee Zaldivia Country Head - Philippines
Prior to joining the hotel industry with Red Planet Hotels, Sahlee had a successful career in the field of human resources, recruitment, and training, including managing large workforces in the security industry. Sahlee holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Mass Communications from St. Scholastica's College, Manila.