Former Konami Europe President Becomes Kojima Productions President

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Dec 17, 2016
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The former president at Konami Europe, Shinji Hirano, has been appointed president at Hideo Kojima’s new studio, Kojima Productions.

According to his Linkedin page, Hirano became president at Kojima’s studio last month. At Kojima Productions, he’s responsible for “managing extremely talented creative teams as one single entity and providing the leadership to make the company successful as one of the greatest creative studios in the world”.

As far as I know, Hirano’s departure for Konami wasn’t publically announced. Prior to his job at Kojima Productions, Hirano was president at both Konami America and Europe. Back in March 2015, he became corporate office at Konami in Tokyo until he apparently left the company a year later.

Corporate Officer, Division Director, Sales Division

Konami Digital Entertainment, HQ

March 2015 – March 2016 (1 year 1 month)Tokyo

Leading entertainment business (Video game, Mobile game, Online game, Arcade game, Trading card game) in Europe, America, Asia including Japan. Focus on Global business development with deep experience of corporate executive and cross culture team management.

PRESIDENT

KONAMI Digital Entetainment EUROPE

December 2011 – March 2015 (3 years 4 months)Frankfurt, Germany

Leading entertainment business (Video game, Mobile game, Online game, Arcade game, Trading card game) in Europe, Africa, Middle East, Russia, India, Australia and New zealand. Focus on Overseas business development with deep experience of corporate executive and cross culture team management.

President & EVP

KONAMI Digital Entertainment AMERICA

July 2005 – December 2011 (6 years 6 months)Los Angeles, USA

Leading entertainment business (Video game, Mobile game, Online game, Arcade game, Trading card game) in North, Central and South America. Focus on Overseas business development with deep experience of corporate executive and cross culture team management.

Kojima Productions is currently hard at work on Death Stranding featuring Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen, and Guillermo del Toro.

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