Uesugi is filling the role of former president Tomoyuki Tsuboi, who was appointed in February 2012. Tsuboi will return to Konami's finance division in Japan, according to a Konami representative that spoke with Gamasutra.
El Segundo, CA – Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today announced Tomohiro Uesugi as its new President. Uesugi previously held the position of Executive Vice President of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.
"I am honored and grateful for the opportunity to serve as the head of our talented and passionate employees, and I have a deep respect for our community of fans," Uesugi said. "We will focus on our talent and iconic brands as we continue to provide innovative products for even deeper and more enjoyable experiences to our customers."
Mr. Uesugi brings a reputation and history as a transformational leader with a strong track record of driving revenue and promoting organizational development. His diverse experience includes a background consisting of human resources, finance, consulting, planning, and operations management. This experience will offer a unique perspective to KONAMI, which will help further the company's brand and sales in North, Central and South America.
Prior to joining KONAMI in 2013, Uesugi served as the executive vice president of SANYO North America Corporation, the North and South American regional subsidiary of SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. the global electronics manufacturer. Earlier in his career, he served in roles at KPMG Azsa, which offers financial advisory services, and worked in Sumitomo Trust & Banking's real estate division. He earned a Bachelor of Economics from Osaka University and has an MBA from Doshisha University.
About Konami Group
Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. is a leading developer, publisher and manufacturer of electronic entertainment properties. Konami's titles include the popular franchises METAL GEAR SOLID, Silent Hill, DanceDanceRevolution and Castlevania, among other top sellers. The latest information about Konami can be found on the Web at www.konami.com. KONAMI CORPORATION is a publicly traded company based in Tokyo, Japan with subsidiaries Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. in the United States and Konami Digital Entertainment B.V.in Windsor, UK. KONAMI CORPORATION is traded in the United States on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol KNM. Details of the products published by Konami can be found at http://www.konami.com.