Acme Wu

    After working over 10 years in the advertising industry in New York and Hong Kong, Acme followed her passion for snow to Niseko, Hokkaido in 2015. She has been working on various promotional initiatives as the Marketing Director at Niseko Tourism and creating seasonal strategies to reach the vision for Niseko to become Asia’s premier

    Greg Hough 

    After over 14 years working in the travel industry in Africa, Asia and Europe, I relocated to Japan and settled in Hokkaido, where, for the past 13 years I have been actively involved in developing Niseko tourism and for the past 8 years have owned a property management and vacation rental business as well as

    Minoru Okubo

    Minoru has been in the condominium development business in Niseko since 2003 and has contributed his experience to the development of the resort area for 20 years. He is also a member of the tourism association, business association, and maintains a good relationship with the local community in the real estate and consulting business helping to bridge

    Maaya Arakawa

    Maaya Arakawa is the Regional Marketing Manager for Oakwood Japan, the pioneer Serviced Apartment firm. She is educated in Switzerland, lived in multiple countries including Thailand, Hong Kong, and Indonesia. She has over a decade’s experience in the luxury hospitality industry primarily in the marketing field. She lived and worked in Niseko in 2007 for 2.5

    Shigeru Uehara

    Shigeru Uehara is one of few in the Niseko construction industry equipped with not only architectural design expertise but also building qualifications. He oversees all aspects of design and construction, utilizing local Japanese industry partners who are experienced in the unique environmental demands of Niseko. 

    John Barton

    I have been living and working in Niseko since 2008. During that time I have worked extensively in many fields including real estate sales, development planning, hospitality and asset management. I also own the popular bar, Niseko Taproom, which is located in the heart of Hirafu. I have been involved with a number of major developments such as the Vale, Skye, Midtown

    Eddie Guillemette

    Eddie Guillemette is the CEO of Midori no Ki (MnK), a real estate and hospitality company that develops and manages communities in Niseko. Prior to co-founding MnK in 2010, he was a Managing Director at Merrill Lynch and spent 20 years working in investment banking in Hong Kong, Sydney, London, and Boston. Under Eddie`s leadership,

    Milos Kosanovic

    Milos Kosanovic has over a decade’s experience in the hospitality industry, particularly in Villa management. He joined Elite Havens as General Manager for Koh Samui in 2018, and at the end of 2020 he has been appointed as Country Head for their Japanese operations. His previous stints included the pre-opening of Panacea Retreat, Koh Samui’s premier Villa

    Riccardo Tossani

    Architect & Urban Designer based in Tokyo and Niseko, with an international career spanning 4–decades in Europe, the US, Asia including 20 years in Japan, Riccardo Tossani’s work is founded on the Renaissance notion of design as world–making, from architecture & planning to interiors and furniture emphasizing environment and sustainability. Tossani’s projects include the most prestigious hotel, resort and private residences in the greater Niseko area. Top Graduate of

    Bill Barnett

    Bill Barnett is a globally recognized hospitality, tourism and real estate advisor. He is the Founder and Managing Director of Asia-based C9 Hotelworks.  In addition to being a leading consultant, he is a frequent speaker at industry events and conferences.  With over 30 years’ experience in the Asia Pacific region, he has an extensive background in hotel operations, development and

    Kristian Lund

    Kristian Lund is a journalist and founder of Powderlife, established in 2007 as Niseko’s first English lifestyle magazine and now a fixture on coffee tables in Niseko’s most exclusive residences. Powderlife Real Estate – inset as a supplement inside the magazine – is Niseko’s most comprehensive and only independent real estate publication. Kristian started his career as a

    Andrew Craig

    For more than 15 years Andrew has been managing & marketing luxury holiday properties in some of Asia most renowned resort locations, making him one of the industry’s most experienced operators. Andrew was Group Chief Operating Officer for Luxury Villas & Homes, Thailand largest luxury villa management firm, before making the move to Elite Havens