Following the death of Satoru Iwata, on July 11th, many wondered who would be chosen to succeed him. Shigeru Miyamoto and Genyo Takeda acted as his replacement, but it was only a temporary measure until a new president was found, and neither seemed very likely to succeed Satoru Iwata.
And today, Nintendo sent a press release to announce that Tatsumi Kimishima was the new Representative Director and President of the company.
This change will take effect on September 16th (this Wednesday), along with a “large-scale revision of the organizational structure of the Company”. Until today, he was “Managing Director General Manager, Corporate Analysis & Administration / Division and General Manager, General Affairs Division / In charge of Human Resources Division.”
For those who don’t know, Tatsumi Kimishima used to be the president of Nintendo of America from 2002 to 2006 (before being replaced by Reggie Fils-Aimé). On April 2013, he was promoted to Managing Director of Nintendo Co., Ltd..
And on Wednesday (September 16th), a large-scale revision of the organizational structure of the Company will take effect:
We don’t know when the first public appearance of Tatsumi Kimishima as the new president of Nintendo Co. Ltd. will be.