“I’ll have to give myself a Promotion!”
SEGA Sammy will be naming Takashi Iizuka as an Executive Officer of the company starting 1 April 2023, according to a new corporate notice to investors.
When the new financial year begins, Iizuka – who has previously held leadership roles at Sonic Team as well as a key production officer at the wider SEGA organisation – will be given the title of Executive Officer (Sonic Creative Officer, SEGA of America, Inc.). It is listed as a newly-elected position.
Of course, for many years now Iizuka’s job has adapted to reflect his work within the Sonic Brand team – even relocating to SEGA’s American office to lead the Brand team’s creative efforts. So this news counts as a formalisation of that changing role.
We see it as a promotion, ourselves, so we’ll just say – congratulations Iizuka-san!
Source: SEGA Sammy IR Notice
Thanks to Bobnik for the tip!