“Neil Johnson is one of the finest individuals in the poker industry. This is a major addition for the APT.”
MANILA, PHILIPPINES, September 1, 2022 — Today, the Asian Poker Tour (APT) revealed that they have signed Neil Johnson as President.
In 2013, Johnson was named Poker Industry Person of the Year at the GPI European Poker Awards .
The announcement comes just a day after Fred Leung was named CEO as the APT continues its evolution under new ownership.
“Neil Johnson is one of the finest individuals in the poker industry. This is a major addition for the APT.” said Leung. “Neil and I will largely work in tandem. He will lead the live event operations while my focus will be on marketing initiatives.”
Johnson is a 20-year veteran who was previously the global representative for PokerStars Live. Additionally, He has been on the Board of Directors for the Tournament Directors Association for 10 years.
“The vision of what the Asian Poker Tour wants to become is an opportunity and challenge that I simply couldn’t pass up.” said Johnson. The 48-year old added, “I can’t wait to get started on this adventure!”
The next event on the Asian Poker Tour is APT Philippines 2022 which takes place at Newport World Resorts from September 6 to 18.
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