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Nintendo Officially Announces New President

Nintendo announced today that current Human Resources lead (previously Managing Director) Tatsumi Kimishima will carry the presidential torch for the company.

Tatsumi Kimishima (left) and Satoru Iwata (right) in a news conference in Osaka, Japan (2014). Photographer: Yuzuru Yoshikawa/Bloomberg
Tatsumi Kimishima (left) and Satoru Iwata (right) in a news conference in Osaka, Japan (2014). Photographer: Yuzuru Yoshikawa/Bloomberg

The position’s availability unfortunately began earlier this year with the passing of Nintendo’s iconic Satoru Iwata.

Despite the gaming community’s speculation, Shigeru Miyamoto and Genyo Takeda remain as Nintendo’s senior and representative directors. With these two at the helm of their respective proficiencies and Kimishima’s successful history in business, the decision seems to have been made with an efficient integrity.

At 65 years-old, Kimishima is no stranger to Nintendo’s roster. In January 2002, Kimishima succeeded Minoru Arakawa as Nintendo of America’s president. Four years later, Reggie Fils-Aime replaced Kimishima. In April 2013, Nintendo Co., Ltd. announced Kimishima’s new position as Managing Director.

During his tenure as Nintendo of America’s president, Kimishima helped lead the company through a successful uprising with the release of the Nintendo Wii in November 2006. From 2006 to 2013, Kimishima remained as chairman and CEO of Nintendo of America and was credited in a variety of releases for his assistance. If there’s not enough credentials for the man already, he also carried the title of president for Pokemon USA.

The future of Nintendo will surely be an exciting progression to witness. With all the pieces put in place combined with the accreditation of each player, Nintendo seems to have finally found its footing.

 

Via [Nintendo]

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