SEGA Europe today announced the impending departure of Chief Operating Officer and President, Jurgen Post.
Post was employed by SEGA for more than a decade, serving first as Managing Director and Senior Vice President before rising to the position of COO and President for SEGA Europe in 2012.
As President of SEGA Europe, Post played a pivotal role in overseeing a large shift in SEGA Europe’s business operations back in 2012, including making difficult decisions to streamline the company’s European setup, close down the European offices and doubling down on a newly formed pillar structure.
With Post at the helm, SEGA Europe continued to grow in stature, acquiring two new studios in Relic Entertainment and Amplitude Studios, in addition to acquiring Crytek Black Sea (now Creative Assembly Sofia). Post was also partly responsible for some of SEGA’s biggest partnerships to date with Microsoft, Wargaming and Elex to license existing IP, release new IP and build new franchises.
Additionally, Post was instrumental in SEGA’s recent PC ports of Bayonetta and Valkyria Chronicles.
“Jurgen leaving us is a huge loss, but he leaves SEGA Europe with the business in a fantastic position and in the capable hands of a superb team who will strive to keep moving it forward”, said Tatsuyuki Miyazaki, CEO for SEGA West. “We wish Jurgen all the very best for the future and in his new role and hope that his employees there will find him as inspirational and as motivating as we did here.”