Tatsumi Kimishima is the new President of Nintendo replacing the late Satoru Iwata

After the passing of former President of Nintendo, Satoru Iwata last July 11, 2015, Nintendo appointed a new President to take over his place – Tatsumi Kimishima.

Kimishima, 65, was the company’s Managing Director and Head of Human Resource, previously served as CEO of Nintendo’s American arm until Iwata takes the CEO postion. He started working with Nintendo in 200 when he was hired as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of The Pokemon Company.

Before he joined Nintendo, Kimishima was highly regarded to have a strong financial background as he worked at The Sanwa Bank, Ltd. (currently The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.) for 27 years.

Shigeru Miyamoto and Genyo Takeda, who had been running Nintendo in interim roles after the sudden death of Satoru Iwata still plays a major role to the company. Takeda has been named as Technology Fellow and Miyamoto, who is known as the creator of Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda is now a Creative Fellow.


The Fellow role in Nintendo is defined as “an individual selected from among the Representative Directors who has advanced knowledge and extensive experience, and holds the role of providing advice and guidance regarding organizational operations in a specialized area.”

With Nintendo appointing Tatsumi Kimishima as the new Nintendo President, they are hoping to regain from those financial losses they experienced in the past years.


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