Our Management Team

Michael Xian

Director CEO & President

Michael Xian

After completing his master's degree in economics at the Graduate School of Economics, Fukushima University, in 1990, he went on to work at Yamaichi Securities and SMBC Daiwa Securities before serving as an advisor at Daiwa Securities Group Inc. Over the years, he has been involved in the financial business, holding executive positions at major securities firms in Japan, thus possessing extensive experience and knowledge not only in Japan but also in the global financial industry.

江上 正巳

Director & Chief Operating Officer


Mr. Egami started his career in 1993 in the Food & Beverage department at the Hilton Osaka and has gradually worked his way up through all departments in Hotel Operations including Front Office, Reservations, Sales & Marketing, Business Development, Quality Management and Senior Management as General Manager. He has developed an extensive work experience in 11 countries around the world including Japan and within Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia for Business as well as Leisure world famous 5 stars group properties as Kempinski Hotels, Hilton Hotels and InterContinental Hotels Group. In Japan, he was previously with the Hilton Osaka and the InterContinental Yokohama Grand where he was managing the entire operation of over USD 100M revenue as Resident Manager, overseeing 700 employees. Most recently he was the General Manager at the Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare where he was in charge of a large resort operation. Mr. Egami was awarded a Master of Business Administration (EMBA) Degree from the NEOMA Business School in Paris, France and a Diploma in Management Study (DMS) from the Greenwich School of Management in London, UK.

Director & Executive Vice President


Mr. Hiroshi Aso with his wide network from his career background at Itochu Corporation, is responsible for sourcing new hotel transaction and development projects. He was involved in development project of Hotel Nikko Tokyo in 1995. Prior to joining Agora, he was the C.E.O. & President of Xin Hua Net Japan K.K. as well as Director of Ten Key Advertising Co. in Shanghai, which runs Chinese outbound travel portal site called jpwindow.com