Tomoyuki Tsuboi has been named President of Konami Digital Entertainment, the company has announced. He replaces Shinji Hirano, who will now take on the role of President of Konami Digital Entertainment GmbG (the European division).
Tsuboi has been with Konami for over 14 years. He has managed corporate planning across “multiple divisions,” and has “helmed global business planning and management for all of the digital entertainment” for Konami. He now looks to grow the business and “institute strategies around franchises,” including Metal Gear Solid, Pro Evlution Soccer, and Silent Hill. He will also oversee western production.
“My goal is to build upon the momentum the entire Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. staff has built for our company,” said Mr. Tomoyuki Tsuboi. “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.”
Tsuboi assumed the position of President on November 16, 2011.