Nintendo’s UK office has made a number of promotions.
Parham Shibaie rises to head of operations for the UK and Ireland, and will be reporting directly to UK GM Simon Kemp.
Shibaie joined Nintendo in 2006 as a finance and trade analyst, before being promoted to customer services manager in 2008. He then rose to operations manager for the UK and Ireland in 2011. Prior to Nintendo, he worked at VocaLink.
Meanwhile, Michelle Horsley is promoted to operations manager. Horsley joined in 2009 as operations executive.
Elsewhere, Ian Deed is promoted to head of finance from his position as commercial manager. Deed joined from British Gas in 2012. He will also report to Kemp.
The final promotion is Stuart Williams who becomes senior commercial finance analyst. He joined in 2013.
As well as these promotions, Nintendo has confirmed that finance director Tom Pearce and UK junior PR manager Emily Woolliscroft are leaving the company. Pearce has been with the company since 2001, joining as a finance manager and has been in his current position since 2005. He left at the end of July.
Wolliscroft was hired by Nintendo UK in 2010 having worked for a year as a PR assistant at Disney. She will depart the company in October after five years.
We are always pleased to be able to announce and to celebrate internal promotions and offer our congratulations to Par, Ian, Stuart and Michelle.” said Kemp. At the same time we are sad to be saying goodbye to two valued members of our team and wish Tom and Emily every luck in the next stages of their careers.”