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duckroll
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(06-26-2013, 11:52 AM)
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http://www.jp.square-enix.com/company/en/officer/

Like the title says:

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Chairman of the Board
Yoichi Wada
Date of Birth: May 28, 1959

Apr. 2000	Joined SQUARE CO., LTD. (currently SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.)
Jun. 2000	Director and CFO
Sep. 2001	Representative Director and COO
Dec. 2001	President and CEO
Apr. 2003	President and Representative Director, SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.
Jul. 2006	President and Representative Director, TAITO CORPORATION
Oct. 2008	President and Representative Director, SQUARE ENIX HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
Jun. 2013	Chairman of the Board, SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. (incumbent)
Zephyrus
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(06-26-2013, 11:54 AM)
Doom and gloom days approach us. Doom and gloom.
Mister Saturn
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(06-26-2013, 11:55 AM)
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BishopLamont
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(06-26-2013, 11:56 AM)
Wasn't this known already?
Riposte
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(06-26-2013, 11:59 AM)
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Arthea
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(06-26-2013, 12:00 PM)
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Is it bad that I find this funny? Is there any hope left for me or SE? (><)
adversesolutions
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(06-26-2013, 12:01 PM)
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Jubern
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(06-26-2013, 12:01 PM)
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Wait what.
spirity
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(06-26-2013, 12:04 PM)
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My baby loves my warm embrace
And I love to see
The joy upon her face

Cause I'm the chairman
Chairman of the board
I'm the chairman
Chairman of my baby's board
Shamdeo
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(06-26-2013, 12:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by BishopLamont

Wasn't this known already?

Yep. He said he was staying on in some capacity iirc.
CosmicGroinPull
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(06-26-2013, 12:09 PM)
So he's still holding the reins. Great. That means Toriyama is not going anywhere.
Ushojax
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(06-26-2013, 12:09 PM)
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we are already dead
Xux
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(06-26-2013, 12:09 PM)
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Nice. Guy seems pretty passionate every time he's on the FFXIV stuff. The company's problems don't seem like his fault alone.
NorthernAvengeR
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(06-26-2013, 12:09 PM)
Imperial Hot still reigns
nubbe
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(06-26-2013, 12:12 PM)
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In the entertainment business you just kind of fail upwards
Kyon
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(06-26-2013, 12:14 PM)
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smdh just like the Iwata mess.
Perfo
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(06-26-2013, 12:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by duckroll

http://www.jp.square-enix.com/company/en/officer/

Like the title says:

Code:

Chairman of the Board
Yoichi Wada
Date of Birth: May 28, 1959

Apr. 2000	Joined SQUARE CO., LTD. (currently SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.)
Jun. 2000	Director and CFO
Sep. 2001	Representative Director and COO
Dec. 2001	President and CEO
Apr. 2003	President and Representative Director, SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.
Jul. 2006	President and Representative Director, TAITO CORPORATION
Oct. 2008	President and Representative Director, SQUARE ENIX HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
Jun. 2013	Chairman of the Board, SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. (incumbent)

Is this an higher position than before?
BudokaiMR2
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(06-26-2013, 12:22 PM)
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Hahaahhaahahahahahahahahahahahahahah

Oh god I thought it was over.
duckroll
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(06-26-2013, 12:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by BishopLamont

Wasn't this known already?

I think the annual shareholder's meeting was held just yesterday, so his official reappointment as chairman is definitely new.
DarkLordMalik
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(06-26-2013, 12:23 PM)
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Just my reaction after hearing this news -_-
Mihael Mello Keehl
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(06-26-2013, 12:24 PM)
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Nice troll wada,
bobbytkc
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(06-26-2013, 12:25 PM)
I think we knew already that he was still at SE, but his appointment as chairman is new info.
Shard
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(06-26-2013, 12:25 PM)
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This just probably means he was kicked upstairs.
DaSorcerer7
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(06-26-2013, 12:25 PM)
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Surprise muthafuckas!!
Delusibeta
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(06-26-2013, 12:26 PM)

Originally Posted by Perfo

Is this an higher position than before?

He is pretty much Top Suit. That said, he's also been shoved away from the coal face and the controls of the drill, to use a crappy metaphor.
Y2Kev
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(06-26-2013, 12:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by Perfo

Is this an higher position than before?

Technically it is a "higher" position. The CEO reports to the board and the chairman is obviously the chairman of the board. But the chairman has much less impact on day to day management and more commonly sets high level priorities and management objectives (if that). Think of the board as the sort of charterers of a ship while the CEO and other executives are actually at sea.

The board is responsible to and elected directly by shareholders.
TheChaos0
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(06-26-2013, 12:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by Perfo

Is this an higher position than before?

Chairman of the Board so the highest member of the board. Essentially yes. But it's more looking at the overall picture than managing the day to day activities of the company, which what CEO does. So he'll be less involved.
Last edited by TheChaos0; 06-26-2013 at 12:29 PM.
duckroll
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(06-26-2013, 12:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by Shard

This just probably means he was kicked upstairs.

Originally Posted by TheChaos0

Chairman of the Board so the highest member of the board. Essentially yes.

No. It's definitely a "demotion" in the sense that he's no longer running Square Enix Holdings or on the board there, he's the Chairman of the Board at Square Enix itself, which is the Japanese development/publishing company.
TheChaos0
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(06-26-2013, 12:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by duckroll

No. It's definitely a "demotion" in the sense that he's no longer running Square Enix Holdings or on the board there, he's the Chairman of the Board at Square Enix itself, which is the Japanese development/publishing company.

You got me before the edit. :)
Perfo
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(06-26-2013, 12:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by Y2Kev

Technically it is a "higher" position. The CEO reports to the board and the chairman is obviously the chairman of the board. But the chairman has much less impact on day to day management and more commonly sets high level priorities and management objectives (if that). Think of the board as the sort of charterers of a ship while the CEO and other executives are actually at sea.

The board is responsible to and elected directly by shareholders.

Originally Posted by TheChaos0

Chairman of the Board so the highest member of the board. Essentially yes. But it's more looking at the overal picture than managing the day to day activities of the company, which what CEO does.

Thanks. Then I'm kinda happy to know he is still playing a role in the company, afterall this is the man that resurrected a dead company (Squaresoft), gave new light to a small publisher (Enix), bought the best western studios available at the time (and expanded S-E worldwide through it) and he is the man behind the decision to develop the Luminous Studio. I mean... didn't make much sense removing him completely from the company. Even if he made his mistakes I guess in regards to FF.
Kenka
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(06-26-2013, 01:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by Perfo

Thanks. Then I'm kinda happy to know he is still playing a role in the company, afterall this is the man that resurrected a dead company (Squaresoft), gave new light to a small publisher (Enix), bought the best western studios available at the time (and expanded S-E worldwide through it) and he is the man behind the decision to develop the Luminous Studio. I mean... didn't make much sense removing him completely from the company. Even if he made his mistakes I guess in regards to FF.

I am more shocked than I should be after having read this benign comment.
Foffy
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(06-26-2013, 01:03 PM)
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Isn't Wada the same guy who followed what a fortune teller told him to do?
duckroll
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(06-26-2013, 01:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by Foffy

Isn't Wada the same guy who followed what a fortune teller told him to do?

Yeah he listened to this guy:

Sinople
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(06-26-2013, 01:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by Perfo

Thanks. Then I'm kinda happy to know he is still playing a role in the company, afterall this is the man that resurrected a dead company (Squaresoft), gave new light to a small publisher (Enix)

What?
You're joking, right?
Kikujiro
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(06-26-2013, 01:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kenka

I am more shocked than I should be after having read this benign comment.

That's Perfo for you, you shouldn't be shocked.
Aureon
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(06-26-2013, 01:10 PM)
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As long as he's involved in the decisions like buying Eidos and not in the ones such as deciding the release date of XIV, we're golden.
duckroll
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(06-26-2013, 01:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by Aureon

As long as he's involved in the decisions like buying Eidos and not in the ones such as deciding the release date of XIV, we're golden.

I have a feeling that his position in the company now means he's going to be making more decisions like the latter, rather than anything like the former. :P
Pinko Marx
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(06-26-2013, 01:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by Perfo

Thanks. Then I'm kinda happy to know he is still playing a role in the company, afterall this is the man that resurrected a dead company (Squaresoft), gave new light to a small publisher (Enix), bought the best western studios available at the time (and expanded S-E worldwide through it) and he is the man behind the decision to develop the Luminous Studio. I mean... didn't make much sense removing him completely from the company. Even if he made his mistakes I guess in regards to FF.

Also the genius mastermind behind the greastest jRPG saga known the man: Fabula Nova Crystallis.
Jarnet87
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(06-26-2013, 01:18 PM)
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I hated the Eidos move personally. It was just another step in Enix getting away from internally developing games, especially for the Western/multiple market. Oh you want us to develop new games or use our old IPs? No thanks, here's another Tomb Raider and Hit Man sequel lol. I would normally think the only way to go is up if Wada's new position gives him less to do with decision making, but this is Enix we are talking about, they've been making terrible decisions for a decade now.
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(06-26-2013, 01:19 PM)
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HeelPower
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Originally Posted by Riposte

I am dying now lol...How did you even get this ? xD
SoraanTribal
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(06-26-2013, 01:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by HeelPower

I am dying now lol...How did you even get this ? xD

It's from one of the FFXIV Livestream/Producers Letter things they do, I think.
Spanish Wrath
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(06-26-2013, 01:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by duckroll

http://www.jp.square-enix.com/company/en/officer/

Like the title says:

Code:

Chairman of the Board
Yoichi Wada
Date of Birth: May 28, 1959

Apr. 2000	Joined SQUARE CO., LTD. (currently SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.)
Jun. 2000	Director and CFO
Sep. 2001	Representative Director and COO
Dec. 2001	President and CEO
Apr. 2003	President and Representative Director, SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.
Jul. 2006	President and Representative Director, TAITO CORPORATION
Oct. 2008	President and Representative Director, SQUARE ENIX HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
Jun. 2013	Chairman of the Board, SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. (incumbent)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GD3VsesSBsw
brotkasten
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(06-26-2013, 01:56 PM)
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JaseC
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(06-26-2013, 01:57 PM)
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Chairman of the Board? I think I picked that up in Monopoly once or twice.
faridmon
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(06-26-2013, 01:59 PM)
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Its funny that when higher-ups fuck things up, they are still reprimended for doing so.
Binabik15
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(06-26-2013, 02:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by adversesolutions

What episode is that from?

I can't believe I can't place such a great Saul shot.
livestOne
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(06-26-2013, 02:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by Binabik15

What episode is that from?

I can't believe I can't place such a great Saul shot.

Gliding over all
Coxy
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(06-26-2013, 02:37 PM)
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Why dont they just directly appoint the fortune tellers?
Cornbread78
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(06-26-2013, 02:42 PM)
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Hey, can you tell them to get back to making console JRPGS.. please and than you that is all...

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