Yoko Nakao is the Senior Vice President and COO of Worldwide Studios at Aftershock. Prior, Yoko was the Senior Vice President and COO of Worldwide Studios at Kabam, where she managed strategic initiatives and global operations for the Worldwide Studios, and oversees various Central Studio departments across Kabam's San Francisco, Berlin and Beijing offices. These included Audio, Localization, QA, Program Management and Consumer Insights.
Yoko has been in the gaming industry for more than a decade. Prior to Kabam, Yoko was at Electronic Arts, where she worked with the EA Partners Studio to launch games from developers including Valve Software and Double Fine Productions. Before joining Electronic Arts, Yoko was in Brand Management at Bandai Namco Games and Activision, where she launched hit games including Tekken 5, Soul Calibur III, Katamari Damacy, Return to Castle Wolfenstein and more.
Yoko received her MBA in Entertainment Management from University of California, Los Angeles, and her B.A. in Psychology from Middlebury College.