Practically coinciding with the recent appointment of Kaz Hirai as President and CEO of Sony Corporation, Konami has announced that Tomoyuki Tsuboi has replaced Mr. Shinji Hirano as President of Konami Digital Entertainment, GmbH (Europe).
Mr. Tsuboi has been in charge of Corporate Planning for many of Konami's divisions and has experience with global business planning and management. Residing in the U.S., he will be responsible for future business strategies in the American markets:
My goal is to build upon the momentum the entire Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. staff has built for our company. We plan to intensify this momentum by continuing to innovate across our core franchises and creating those memorable gaming experiences that has been synonymous with KONAMI over the past four decades.
Mr. Tsuboi assumed his position on November 16, 2011 before this official announcement.