Since the passing of Satoru Iwata, the late President and CEO of Nintendo, company icons Shigeru Miyamoto and Genyo Takeda have been acting as representative leaders of the company. Now, however, the company is officially in new hands: those, specifically, of longtime employee Tatsumi Kimishima.

Kimishima previously served as President of The Pokémon Company, followed by a greatly successful five-year run as the President of Nintendo America from 2001–2006, when he became the division's CEO, and was promoted as the new Managing Director of Nintendo Co. Ltd (the international parent corporation) in April of 2013.

It's interesting to note that Kimishima's career is entirely grounded in the business side of the gaming industry, which means that unlike several past NCL Presidents, he has not been personally involved in the development of any Nintendo games.

Shigeru Miyamoto is officially named the "Creative Fellow," while Takeda is named the "Technology Fellow." They both serve as members of the board, where the "Fellow" title refers to the field of expertise they contribute.

We have yet to hear word of Nintendo's next Chief Executive Officer, but stay tuned here at Gamnesia for more updates on staffing changes, and a closer look at Tatsumi Kimishima.

Source: Nintendo Personnel Notice

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