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.

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