Japanese Game Leader DeNA’s CEO Steps Down

DeNA, which runs Mobage-town, one of Japan’s largest mobile gaming networks, said its founder, President and CEO Tomoko Namba, is retiring due to a family health issue but will continue as a board member and adviser, Reuters reports. Namba, one of Japan’s rare female executives, will be succeeded by Isao Moriyasu, DeNA’s COO and GM of Social Media Business and COO. Last year, DeNA acquired ngmoco in the U.S. for $400 million.


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