Studio Ghibli Appoints New CEO

Leadership changes in time for Hayao Miyazaki's return

Beyond Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, the third name that every Studio Ghibli admirer should know is Toshio Suzuki - the institution's co-founder, former president and producer of many of the films. In 2008, Suzuki handed the reins over to former Walt Disney Japan president Koji Hoshino with an eye to focus on merchandise and other revenue boosting activities. Hoshino was in charge at the time of Hayao Miyazaki's retirement announcement. Now, Miyazaki is back and it's time for another change.


Studio Ghibli has now appointed Kiyofumi Nakajima its new CEO in time for work on what's being called Hayao Miyazaki's final film. Nakajma is described as a former banker who was appointed to run Ghibli when it was a subsidiary of the bank he joined from college. From 2005, Nakajima was also the director of the Ghibli Museum.


Hoshino, Nakajima and Suzuki will all be directors on the Ghibli board.

via Hollywood Reporter


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