Tuesday 25 October 2016

Nintendo names new company president

Published 14/09/2015 | 01:05


Nintendo has named Tatsumi Kimishima as the new company president, two months after the death of the much-loved Satoru Iwata.

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His appointment comes after the death of Satoru Iwata, who passed away in July at the age of 55. He takes over the reins from Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto and Wii architect Genyo Takeda who have served as caretaker leaders over the past few months.

Kimishima’s first day as Nintendo president will be Wednesday, September 16th.

Tatsumi Kimishima previously headed up Nintendo of America from 2002 until 2006 when Reggie Fils-Aime took over. Until this week, he served as Nintendo's head of human resources. Kimishima is just the fifth Nintendo president in the company’s 125 year history.

Fans will be eager to see what his vision is and where the company will go under his leadership.




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