Corporate

Executive Bios


Honorary Chairman: Hideyuki Aizawa
2015
Honorary Chairman of Valhalla Game Studios International Ltd.
2007
Received the Legion d'Honneur medal from France
2005
Admitted attorney
2003
Resigned from the House of Representatives (Advisor for Aso Faction after resignation)
2002
Received the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun
2000
Appointed Minister of State/Chairman of The Financial Reconstruction Commission
1998
Appointed Chairman of the Committee on Financial Affairs
1990
Appointed Minister of State/Chief of the Economic Planning Agency
Director-General of Information Research Bureau and Director-General of Treasury Bureau at LDP, Chairman of the Committee on Judicial Affairs at the HR
1976
Participated in the 34th general election for the House of Representatives and elected for the first time. *Elected 9th times consecutively after this
1973
Appointed Deputy Secretary at the Finance Ministry
1942
Joined the Finance Ministry


Board Member

Chairman and Director: Barry MacDonald
2016
Chairman and Director of Valhalla Game Studios International Ltd.
Present
1st Vice President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of BC
Present
Member of Simon Fraser University's UniverCity Real Estate Trust Board
2005-2008
Member of SFU's Board of Governors
2005
ICABC Fellowship (FCA) for distinguished service to the profession and community
1997
Partner of PwC Canada LLP
1993
Partner of PwC Hong Kong LLP
1993
Hong Kong Certified Public Accountant
1990
PwC Hong Kong


Chief Executive Officer and Director: Satoshi Kanematsu
2014
Chief Executive Officer and Director of Valhalla Game Studios International Ltd.
2008
Founded Valhalla Game Studios Ltd. - President and CEO
2007
Left Tecmo Co., Ltd. and Founded Valhalla Ltd. - President and CEO
2006
Executive Corporate Officer/Vice President of Project Strategy Planning Dept. of Tecmo Co., Ltd.
2001
Corporate Officer/General Mgr. of Creative Div. of Tecmo Co., Ltd.
2000
Corporate Officer/General Mgr. of Sales Div. of Tecmo Co., Ltd.
1999
General Manager of Sales (Domestic) of Tecmo Co., Ltd.
1993
Joined Tecmo Co., Ltd.
1986
Joined Mitsubishi Steel Mfg. Co., Ltd.


President, Chief Technical Officer and Director: Tomonobu Itagaki
2014
President, Chief Technical Officer and Director of Valhalla Game Studios International Ltd.
2008
Founded Valhalla Game Studios Ltd. - Director and CTO
2008
Left Tecmo Co., Ltd. and founded Itagaki Production Ltd. - Director
2006
Executive Corporate Officer/President of High-End Production of Tecmo Co., Ltd.
2004
Executive Corporate Officer/General Manager of Team NINJA of Tecmo Co., Ltd.
2001
Corporate Officer/General Manager of Team NINJA of Tecmo Co., Ltd.
2000
Corporate Officer/General Manager of the 3rd Creative Dept. of Tecmo Co., Ltd.
1992
Joined Tecmo Co., Ltd.


Vice President, Chief Strategic Officer and Director: Naoyuki Tsuji
2014
Vice President, Chief Strategic Officer and Director of Valhalla Game Studios International Ltd.
2010
Founded Valhalla International Partners Ltd. - President and CEO
2009
Director & CFO of Valhalla Game Studios
2006
Left Hudson Soft Ltd.
2000
CFO/Senior Executive Managing Director
1991
President of "TTI" U.S.A. (Joint Venture Company between NEC and Hudson
1990
President of Hudson Soft U.S.A. & Europe
1988
Dierctor/President of Development Div.
1985
Joined Hudson Soft Ltd.
1980
Opened Tsuji Licensed Tax Accountant Office
1977
Joined Miyamoto CPA Office


Director: Kazuhiko Yamaguchi
2015
Director of Valhalla Game Studios International Ltd.
2015
Resigned Hitachi, Ltd. Infrastructure Systems Company
2013
Corporate Advisor of Hitachi, Ltd. Infrastructure Systems Company
2012
Senior Vice President and Executive Officer/Group Executive Manager of Global Plant Business Management Group of Hitachi Plant Technologies, Ltd.
2011
Senior Vice President and Executive Officer/Group Executive Manager of Industrial Plant Systems Group of Hitachi Plant Technologies, Ltd.
2007
Vice President and Executive Officer/General Manager of Industrial Plant Systems Group of Hitachi Plant Technologies, Ltd.
2006
Vice President and Executive Officer of Information Systems Group of Hitachi Plant Technologies, Ltd.
2004
Senior Executive Vice President of Advanced Space Business Corporation (ASBC)
2004
Executive Vice President of Power Systems Group, Hitachi Ltd.
2003
Executive Vice President and CMO of Hitachi, Ltd. Automotive Systems Group, Hitachi Ltd.
2002
Director and CMO of Automotive Systems Group, Hitachi Ltd.
1999
General Manager of Electric Equipment Dept., Automotive Products Division, Hitachi Ltd.
1997
Manager of Electric Equipment Design Dept., Automotive Products Division, Hitachi Ltd.
1993
Manager of Quality Assurance Dept., General Manager of Electric Equipment Design Dept. , Automotive Products Division, Hitachi Ltd.
1992
Deputy General Manager of Quality Assurance Dept. and Head of Reliability Assessment Center of Automotive Products Division, Hitachi Ltd.
1970
Joined Hitachi, Ltd.


Director: Divyesh (Dave) Gadhia
2015
Director of Valhalla Game Studios International Ltd.
Present
President of Atiga Investments Inc.
Present
Lead Independent Director of Amaya Inc.
Present
Director of SPUD.ca (Organic Foods Home Delivery), Sensible Soaps Inc.
2009-2010
Executive Vice Chairman of Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Inc.
2005-2009
Chief Executive Officer of Gateway Casinos Inc. & Gateway Casinos Income Fund
2001-2005
President of Gateway Casinos Inc. & Gateway Casinos Income Fund
1992-2001
Chief Financial Officer, Director of Gateway Casinos Inc., Trian Equities Ltd., Ticino Resources, Mountainside Lodge Limited Partnership (Whistler, B.C.)
1986-1991
Chartered Accountant of PwC Canada LLP


Officer

Chief Marketing Officer: Makoto Iwai
2015
Chief Marketing Officer of Valhalla Game Studios International Ltd.
2014
President of Valhalla Genius Inc. (Korea)
2012
Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy of Nexon America Inc.
2011
Bandai Label President of Namco Bandai Games America Inc.
2007
Executive Vice President & COO of Namco Bandai Games America Inc.
2005
Joined Bandai Co., Ltd.
2002
General Manager of Sony Computer Entertainment Korea Inc.
1996
Transferred to Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
1989
Joined Sony Corporation


Chief Financial Officer: Samuel Yik
2015
Chief Financial Officer of Valhalla Game Studios International Ltd.
2014
Managing Director of Samuel Yik Consulting Ltd.
2011-2014
EVP, Finance & Administration of King & Bay West Management Corp.
2011
Committee member of Small Company Advisory Group.
2007-2011
CFO of Kobex Minerals Inc.
2007-2009
CFO of International Barytex Resources Ltd.
2006-2007
VP, Finance and Investor Relations of GBS Gold International Inc.
2005-2006
VP, Corporate Development & Commercial Operations of Pine Valley Mining Corp.
1994-2005
Senior managerial roles in finance, marketing, and logistics of Methanex Corporation
1993-1994
TD Bank - Commercial Banking Manager
1992
Obtained CA designation with KPMG