Konami announces new executive appointments


Steve Sutherland has been appointed president & chief executive officer.

The leading gaming company announced the expansion of its executive team.

US.- Major casino gaming manufacturer Konami Gaming, Inc. announced a series of key promotions surrounding its executive leadership team. Steve Sutherland has been appointed president & chief executive officer, succeeding Satoshi Sakamoto as he transitions to the role of senior executive director of the parent entity KONAMI HOLDINGS CORPORATION.

Steve Sutherland has been a fundamental contributor to Konami’s establishment, growth, and success since he joined the company in 2000, and now provides central leadership to all aspects of the organization in his role as president & CEO. The gaming company also announced further executive appointments and promotions: Thomas A. Jingoli will be the executive vice president & chief commercial officer; Kazuya Kozuki, executive vice president & chief financial officer; Thomas Soukup, senior vice president & chief systems product officer; and Yuji Taniguchi, senior vice president & chief games product and strategy officer.

“From our company’s first game installation and systems implementation, Konami has worked diligently and responsibly to establish itself as one of the top four industry suppliers. Our success to date was created through the personal commitment, contribution, and longstanding tenure of its leadership team and employees who strive on a daily basis to demonstrate an unwavering commitment to fulfilling customer expectations,” said Sutherland. The new president & CEO of Konami Gaming, Inc. commented that the appointments reflect a continued strengthening of their leadership team as they pursue the achievement of key strategic and operational objectives across the domestic and international markets they serve.

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