News Release

Announcement of new Representative Director and President,
and new External Director


SNK CORPORATION (Headquarters: Suita City, Osaka Prefecture) is pleased to announce that the current CEO (Chief Executive Officer) Kenji Matsubara has been appointed Representative Director and President on October 28, 2021.

In addition, we are delighted to announce the appointment of Atsushi Morita as External Director on the same day. He led the domestic and overseas game business and has achieved exceptional management results in the Sony Group. By utilizing Atsushi’s abundant experience and deep knowledge of corporate management, we will strengthen our management system, expand our reach on the global market, and continue to drive growth for the company.



Profile of Kenji Matsubara 




 Kenji Matsubara

 Date of Birth

 February 16, 1962 (59 years old)

 Job title

 Representative Director and President CEO

 Inauguration date

 October 28, 2021




 March 1986

Completed the Master’s Program in Information Engineering, The University of Tokyo

 June 1997

MBA, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of  Technology

 Career History

 April 1986

Joined Hitachi, Ltd.

 August 1997

Joined Oracle Corporation Japan

 December 2001

Joined Koei Co., Ltd. (currently Koei Tecmo Games Co., Ltd.)

 June 2007

Appointed Chairman

 April 2009

Inaugurated as Chairman Koei Tecmo Holdings Co., Ltd.

 May 2011

Appointed CEO of Chairman Zynga Japan Co., Ltd.

 October 2014

Appointed CTO of SEGA Networks Co., Ltd.

 April 2017

Appointed COO, President of SEGA Games Co., Ltd.

 April 2020

Appointed CPO, Representative Director of SEGA Group Corporation

 August 2021





Profile of Atsushi Morita




 Atsushi Morita

 Date of Birth

 September 27, 1959 (62 years old)

 Job title

 External Director

 Inauguration date

 October 28, 2021



 Career History

 April 1982

Joined Sony Corporation

 June 2012

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Director and EVP of Business Administration Headquarters

 September 2014

President of Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia

 November 2015

Director of Pasco Shikishima Corporation (current position)

 April 2016

Appointed President and Representative Director of ForwardWorks Corporation

 September 2019

Retired as a Director of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Retired as a President of ForwardWorks Corporation

 February 2020

Advisor of KADOKAWA Corporation (retired in July 2021)




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