Daishiro Okado is now the vice chairman of Square Enix in North America, and was previously the president and COO. John Yamamoto will be taking Okado's place as president and will also serve as the CEO of the North American side of the publisher.
Yamamoto will retain his position as president and CEO of Square Enix Europe and will also keep his position as executive officer worldwide.
"We are excited that John will be joining our senior leadership in North America, and we will benefit immensely from his experience," said Yoichi Wada, president and representative director of the board of Square Enix. "John's proven track record as a senior executive and his strong understanding of our industry make him an ideal candidate to help lead our North American initiatives."