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After the passing of Satoru Iwata on July 11 of this year, the Japanese gaming company today named Tatsumi Kimishima as the new President of Nintendo Co, Ltd. (Japan), among other role changes.

With 27 years of experience (1973-2000) in the financial field at The Sanwa Bank, he joined Nintendo as Representative Director of The Pokémon Company (Dec. 2000) and later moved to other current positions inside Nintendo such as Director of Nintendo of America (Jan. 2002) and Nintendo Co, Ltd (Jun. 2002), Managing Director (Jan. 2013), Human Resources Division (Jun. 2014) and two other positions. He was also chosen for the position as Director and Chairman (CEO) for Nintendo of America in May 2006. He will take the new position as President of Nintendo on September 16, 2015 (this Wednesday).

Nintendo also announced the following role changes:

Position Name New Title(s) Present Title(s)
Representative Director
Senior Managing Director
Genyo Takeda Technology Fellow* General Manager, Integrated Research
& Development Division
Representative Director
Senior Managing Director
Shigeru Miyamoto Creative Fellow* General Manager, Entertainment
Analysis & Development Division
Director Shigeyuki Takahashi General Manager, Finance
Administration Division
Supervisor of General Affairs Division
In charge of Quality Assurance
General Manager, Finance
Administration Division
Director Satoshi Yamato General Manager, Marketing Division
In charge ofAdvertising Department
General Manager, Marketing Division
Director Shinya Takahashi General Manager, Entertainment
Planning & Development Division
Supervisor of Business Development
Division, Development Administration
& Support Division
General Manager, Software Planning
& Development Division
In charge of Development
Administration & Support Division

* Fellow: 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 (newly established on
September 16, 2015).

How will these new changes affect the company? Kimishima seems to lack the professional experience as a programmer, unlike Mr. Iwata who was a game programmer/developer with corporate experience at Nintendo. However, Kimishima won’t be alone as he will get the support of Miyamoto (in gaming) and Takeda (in Technology) as Fellows.

[Source]: Nintendo IR: Notice Regarding Personnel Change of a Representative Director and Role Changes of Directors.

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