The Asian Poker Tour has signed Fred Leung as Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Jeff Mann, and will oversee the rebranding of the APT under new ownership.
From 2008 to 2018, the former PokerStars Live executive played an integral role in developing the biggest and richest events in Asia — which included the Macau Poker Cup, Red Dragon event, and Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP).
APT Events Private Limited partner Michael Soyza said: “When the stakeholders were in the process of identifying new leadership, it was clear that Fred (Leung) was the best person for the role given his prior experience and success in the Far East. We’re ecstatic to have him at the helm and confident he will raise the Asian Poker Tour to new heights.”
Fred Leung said “I’m beyond excited at this opportunity with the APT which has had a strong presence in the region for over a dozen years. Our objective is to retain the Asian Poker Tour’s legacy while advancing its competitive position within Asia.”
The recently appointed CEO added: “The alignment in vision for APT arrived quickly with the new ownership group which was paramount in my decision to join the team. They’re aggressive, ambitious, and most importantly, passionate about the game of poker.”
The next event on the Asian Poker Tour is APT Philippines 2022 which takes place at Newport World Resorts from September 6 to 18.