Marvelous president Haruki Nakayama steps down, replaced by Shuichi Motoda

Formal resolution set for 22nd annual meeting of shareholders.

Marvelous

Haruki Nakayama, the current chairman, president, and CEO of Marvelous will step down from his position as president due to poor health in recent years following the company’s 22nd annual meeting of shareholders on June 18, Marvelous announced.

Replacing Nakayama will be Shuichi Motoda, the current vice chairman of Marvelous.

The change of president will be formally voted upon at the 22nd annual meeting of shareholders on June 18, as well as at the board of directors meeting that follows.

Here is a bit of information on both Nakyama and Motoda, via Marvelous’ company profile:

Haruki Nakayama (Chairman, President, and CEO)

  • Apr. 1989, Joined Bandai Co., Ltd.
  • Aug. 1992, CEO of NH International Inc. (to present)
  • Apr. 1993, Joined Sega Enterprises, Ltd.
  • Jun. 1997, Founded Marvelous Entertainment Inc. (currently Marvelous Inc.), President and CEO of the company
  • Dec. 1998, Director of Amuse Capital Inc.
  • Mar. 2003, President and CEO of Victor Interactive Software Inc. (currently Marvelous Inc.)
  • Apr. 2004, President and CEO of Amuse Capital Investment Inc. (to present)
  • Dec. 2004, CEO of Rising Star Games Limited
  • Apr. 2005, Chairman and Director of Marvelous Studio Inc. (currently Delfi Sound Inc.)
  • May. 2005, CEO of Marvelous Entertainment USA, Inc. (to present)
  • Jun. 2005, Chairman and CEO of Marvelous Interactive Inc. (currently Marvelous Inc.)
  • Jun. 2005, President and CEO of Marvelous Music Publishing Inc. (currently Marvelous Inc.)
  • Mar. 2006, Chairman and Director of Marvelous Interactive Inc. (currently Marvelous Inc.)
  • Apr. 2006, Chairman of Hayao Nakayama Foundation for Science & Technology and Culture (to present)
  • Sep. 2011, Director of Trust Tech Inc. (to present)
  • Oct. 2011, Chairman and Director of Marvelous Inc. (to present)
  • Mar. 2012, Chairman of XSEED JKS, Inc. (currently Marvelous USA, Inc.)
  • Apr. 2012, Chairman of MAQL Europe Limited (currently Marvelous Europe Limited)
  • Apr. 2013, Chairman and CEO of Marvelous Inc.
  • Apr. 2014, Chairman and CEO of Marvelous Inc.
  • Apr. 2015, Chairman, president and CEO of Marvelous Inc. (to present)
  • Oct. 2016, Director of Yoyogi Animation academy Inc. (to present)
  • Apr. 2018, Director of Marvelous USA of Inc.
  • Oct. 2018, Chairman of Marvelous USA of Inc. (to present)
  • Oct. 2018, Chairman of Marvelous Europe Limited (to present)

Shuichi Motoda (Vice Chairman)

  • Apr. 1978, Joined Nomura Toy Ltd.
  • Sep. 1987, Joined Sega Enterprises, Ltd.
  • Oct. 1994, Director of Sega United
  • Jan. 1998, Director and General Manager of Sales of Sega Muse
  • Jan. 2001, Joined Capcom Co., Ltd.
  • Jul. 2003, Managing Director and Head of Domestic CS of Capcom, Ltd.
  • Jul. 2007, Joined AQ Interactive Inc. (currently Marvelous Inc.), Executive Officer & General Manager of Domestic Sales of the company
  • Apr. 2008, Senior Executive Officer and General Manager of Domestic Sales of AQ Interactive Inc.
  • Apr. 2010, Senior Executive Officer and General Manager of domestic sales of AQ Interactive Inc.
  • Jun. 2010, CEO of AQ Interactive Inc.
  • Oct. 2011, CEO of Marvelous Inc.
  • Jun. 2013, CEO of Marvelous Inc.
  • Apr. 2014, CEO and COO of Marvelous Inc.
  • Apr. 2015, Vice Chairman, Executive Officer and Supervisor of Amusement Business of Marvelous Inc.
  • Apr. 2016, Vice Chairman, Executive officer and Head of Consumer business unit of Marvelous Inc.
  • Apr. 2016, Vice Chairman & Executive officer of Amusement business of Marvelous Inc. (to present)
  • May. 2018, Special Advisor of Tencent Japan. (to present)

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