Cho assumes top role at Asian Tour

Cho Minn Thant has been promoted to the role of commissioner and chief executive of golf’s Asian Tour.

The appointment of Cho, who had previously served as the tour’s chief operating officer, comes just over a year after the golf organisation announced the resignation of chief executive Josh Burack.

Cho will lead the tour’s Singapore-based management team and will be responsible for spearheading the tour’s commercial development and strengthening the tournament schedule, as well as assuming “overall management of international federation matters”, the organisation said.

Cho has held numerous positions since joining the tour in 2007 and assumed the role of chief operating officer in October 2016, when Burack, a former senior vice-president at the Dentsu Sports Asia agency, joined the organisation.

Cho said that his first “order of business will be to finalise the schedule for the second half of this year”.

He also highlighted the importance of maximising the tour’s marketing and hospitality activities in the future.

Tour chairman Jimmy Masrin added: “Cho is a proven professional and we are confident he will be able to lead the Asian Tour during this exciting period of business growth and strategic development.”