Kenji Matsubara has served because the President of Sega since 2017. In April of this 12 months, Matsubara added the position of Chief Publishing Officer to his duties. Today, the manager resigned from each roles on the firm for “personal reasons.” Sega has but to publicly determine Matsubara’s substitute.

Matsubara initially joined the Sega household within the fall of 2014 because the CTO for Sega Networks Company. Over time he moved up via the ranks of the gaming division, turning into President in April 2017.

Before climbing to the highest at Sega, Matsubara’s humble beginnings noticed him spend greater than a decade as a Hitachi engineer. After leaving his put up there, Matsubara made his approach to Oracle Japan, the place he served as Vice President for greater than 4 years. Tecmo Koei Holdings named him President late in 2001. Another decade would cross earlier than he took on the position of President and CEO of Zynga Japan in early 2011. Matsubara departed his Zynga Japan put up two years later, then returned to the trade full time in October 2014 to hitch Sega.

Sega has undergone fairly the boon lately, because of the rising reputation of its properties. Sonic appears among the many most notable examples, however not simply in video games. Earlier this 12 months, Sonic The Hedgehog launched a function movie to world success. In reality, the film garnered a lot success on the field workplace that a sequel has already received the green light from Paramount Pictures.

Of course, 2020 additionally marks the 60th anniversary of the corporate.

[Source: Sega Sammy Holdings through GamesIndustry.biz]