Nintendo presient and CEO Satoru Iwata sadly passed aways at 55 in July. Its managing directors Shigeru Miysmoto and Genyo Takeda were selected to operate the company in the interim in order to find a new president to run the company.
Nintendo announced on September 14 that it will appoint its managing director and head of human resources Tatsumi Kimishima to be its new president.Miyamoto and Takeda remain their positions at the company and will return to their other duties as a new president being selected.
Kimishima is familar to top-level leadership at Nintendo. He was selected as president of Nintendo of America in 2002. He got promotion to be the CEO of Nintendo of America in 2006 and kept in the same role until Iwata’s assumption of duty in 2013. Beofre Kimishima works for Nintendo, he worked as CFO of the Pokemon Company.
He has proved himself with leadership skills, and he will be a unique president than Iwata was. Miyamoto and Takeda remain in top-level positions. They will work together to keep the enthusiasm spirit within the company.
Miyamoto, the creator of the Mario, Zelda and Pikmin games, he will be in the role of creative issues, while Takeda will handle with technology issues.
It will be the test for Kimishyma’s leadership skills in the following years. Now the company teams up with DeNA to launch its first mobile games NX which is expected to be released next year.