Yoshiaki Koizumi is a Nintendo veteran who has worked on some of Nintendo's best selling and critically acclaimed video games, from his beginning on The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past to his role as director in games like Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy.
In recent years, he served as the main producer of Nintendo EPD Tokyo, which was behind the main 3D Mario titles. Currently he has the title of Deputy General Manager of Nintendo EPD, which he shares with Katsuya Eguchi. He was also involved as the General Producer of the Nintendo Switch console. His success as a producer led him to be promoted to an Executive Officer for Nintendo's board of directors.