SeaWorld names Yoshikazu Maruyama as Chairman, effective October 9
SeaWorld announced that its Board of Directors has elected Yoshikazu Maruyama as Chairman, succeeding David D'Alessandro effective October 9. The company has also elected Donald Robinson as Lead Independent Director, effective October 9. Maruyama, a SeaWorld director since June 2017, is President of Zhonghong Group's American operation and represents the perspective of a significant, long-term shareholder. He brings over 20 years of global theme park and family entertainment industry experience and helped to lead the early turnaround of Universal Studios Japan, which was recently acquired by Comcast NBCUniversal. Robinson, a SeaWorld Director since June 2016, was formerly the Executive Vice President of Hong Kong Disneyland. He has extensive operations expertise, as well as over thirty years of executive and management positions in global theme park, retail, restaurant, resort, and entertainment businesses.