Our Management Team


President & Chief Executive Officer


Mr. Gary Kwok is currently the Representative Director and CEO of Agora Hospitality Group Co. Ltd. As CEO, he directly oversees the planning and construction of real estate projects, asset acquisition strategies, corporate functions and daily operations of real estate and hospitality assets. Under his leadership, the Company has repositioned its asset portfolio and have successfully grown through greenfield constructions, acquisitions, and management contractions. On the operational front, he has successfully brought key corporate functions towards global standards.
Prior to joining Agora Hospitality Group, Gary was a senior investment banker specializing in debt and equity issuance, project financing, strategic advisory and M&A across a large variety of industries including technology, consumer and retail, general industries, natural resources and real estate, completing transactions of over US$30bn. Most recently he was at Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s real estate team heading its Asia hospitality and gaming functions. Gary also worked at Credit Suisse Investment Bank in its Corporate Finance Team.
Gary regularly contributes to the society by participating in charity work, and is currently a Director of Japan-Hong Kong Society aiming to strength business and cultural connections. He is also a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO).
Gary graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science with a MSc. and BSc. in Accounting and Finance.

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