Square Enix announces change in directors and executive officers

Two directors out, eight new directors in.

Square Enix

Square Enix has announced changes in its directors and executive officers, with directors Keiji Honda and Yukinobu Chida to resign on March 31, and eight new directors to be inaugurated on April 1.

Get the full press release below.

■ 1. Change in Directors

(1) Reason for the Change

In April 2015, we introduced the executive officer system to our company in attempt to construct a system that strengthens administrative performance and flexibly implements decision-making in order to quickly respond to the rapidly changing business environment. At this time, we will review the composition of the board of directors in order to more quickly respond to the changes coming in this major period, and aim to further strengthen our business foundation.

Accompanying this, Keiji Honda and Yukinobu Chida, who have strived for the growth of this company for many years, will resign as directors as of March 31.

There are no plans to change the role of Yousuke Matsuda, the president and representative director.

(2) New Directors Planning to be Appointed (Starting April 1)

NameNew RoleCurrent Role
Yoshinori KitaseDirector and Executive OfficerExecutive Officer
Yousuke SaitoDirector and Executive OfficerExecutive Officer
Michihiro SasakiDirector and Executive OfficerExecutive Officer
Hirokazu NishikadoDirector and Executive OfficerExecutive Officer
Shinji HashimotoDirector and Executive OfficerExecutive Officer
Yuu MiyakeDirector and Executive OfficerExecutive Officer
Naoki YoshidaDirector and Executive OfficerExecutive Officer
Kazuharu WatanabeDirector and Executive OfficerExecutive Officer

(3) Current Directors Planning to Resign (As of March 31)

  • Keiji Honda (Currently Executive Director and Division Manager Executive Officer)
  • Yukinobu Chida (Currently Executive Director)

■ 2. List of Company Directors and Executive Officers

(1) Directors

President and Representative DirectorYousuke Matsuda
DirectorYoshinori Kitase
DirectorYousuke Saito
DirectorMichihiro Sasaki
DirectorHirokazu Nishikado
DirectorShinji Hashimoto
DirectorYuu Miyake
DirectorNaoki Yoshida
DirectorKazuharu Watanabe

(2) Executive Officers

RoleNameField in Charge
Executive OfficerYousuke MatsudaDivision Manager
Executive OfficerTomoyoshi OosakiDivision Manager
Executive OfficerTsuneto OkunoDivision Manager
Executive OfficerYoshinori KitaseDevelopment Manager, Division Manager
Executive OfficerYousuke SaitoDevelopment Manager, Division Manager
Executive OfficerMichihiro SasakiDivision Manager
Executive OfficerHideaki SatoDivision Manager (New)
Executive OfficerHirokazu NishikadoDivision Manager
Executive OfficerShinji HashimotoFinal Fantasy / Kingdom Hearts Brand Manager, Division Manager
Executive OfficerSeishi FujiiDivision Manager
Executive OfficerKatsuyoshi MatsuuraDivision Manager
Executive OfficerMotoharu MitamuraDivision Manager (New)
Executive OfficerYuu MiyakeDragon Quest Brand Manager, Division Manager
Executive OfficerNaoki YoshidaDevelopment Manager, Division Manager
Executive OfficerKazuharu WatanabeDivision Manager
Executive OfficerYasuhito WatanabeDivision Manager

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