Nakajima will replace Koji Hoshino, who has acted as president since 2008.
Hoshino will become Studio Ghibli’s new chairman and work on overseas expansion, merchandising, licensing and developing new business.
Toshio Suzuki will continue to act as producer with all three execs acting as representative directors for the studio.
Nakajima has been with the company since graduating from university. He formerly worked with a bank that was in charge of a Studio Ghibli account.
Studio Ghibli revealed its first TV series in 2014, Ronja – The Robber’s Daughter.