Koei Tecmo also hires digital content creator and social media manager, while Bandai Namco bolsters its marketing and PR teams.
Three new hires at Koei Tecmo
Yusuke Okada (pictured, right) has been appointed as the new general manager for Koei Tecmo Europe. He joins from the publisher’s Tokyo headquarters, where he’s worked for the last nine years.
Okada stated: “I’m very excited to join our European office and work alongside our energetic and talented EMEA team. Having a strong background in finance and mobile development, I hope to use my extensive skillset to further nurture the growth of our company in the service of our loyal fanbase.”
Joshua Temblett (pictured, far left) has also joined as digital content creator, while Jake Mackey (pictured, left) has been hired as social media manager.
Temblett said: “This is an exciting step for me, as it means that I can bring my extensive range of experience to a company whose titles I adore.”
Mackey added: “After working at Capcom Europe as the Monster Hunter EMEA community manager for the past few years, the transition from being mainly dedicated to one IP to covering all of Koei Tecmo Europe’s IP is an enticing prospect.”
Bandai Namco strengthens marketing and PR teams
The UK branch of Bandai Namco has a number of new appointments. Phil Brannelly and Edwin Chuah have been promoted to marketing manager and community events manager respectively, while Ruby Rumjen and Jack Annable have joined as UK PR manager and data analyst. Brannelly, Chuah and Rumjen now report to marketing and PR director Lee Kirton, while Annable reports to sales director Gary Coote.
Kirton commented: “Both Phil and Edwin have demonstrated great commitment to the business and I’m happy that Ruby joins the team to push our PR coverage even further. Great titles on the horizon require a great team and I’m pleased to have these positions in place.”
Coote added: “We are incredibly happy to have Jack join Bandai Namco Entertainment UK, and he will work within the sales team to develop strategic forecasting and planning for all our titles.”
Pictured below, from left to right: Brannelly, Rumjen, Chuah and Annable.