In a move designed to strengthen the Japanese firm’s European standing, Namco Bandai has announced a number of top-end management appointments within the business development, international marketing and sales team.
VP of marketing, sales and publishing Olivier Comte will head up the new team whilst Alberto Gonzalez Lorca becomes the vice president of 3rd parties and is tasked with expanding the firm’s publisher partner base. He will be supported by business development manager Alexandre Breas.
Former marketing director for continental Europe Patrick Rausch becomes international marketing director whilst Mathieu Piau lands the role of international marketing manager for 3rd party titles.
Finally, Samuel Gatté takes on the role of publishing and product support director.
“We are at a crucial stage in the company's growth where we must optimize our effectiveness and offer first class services to our publishing partners,” Namco Bandai CEO Jackie Fromion stated.
“We are lucky to have many highly talented and driven people within our organisation, and despite the difficulties of the market place and the challenges ahead, I have utmost confidence in the reorganised team to deliver great results and significantly grow our business.”