Nearly two months after the passing of Satoru Iwata, Tatsumi Kimishima is appointed as the new Nintendo President, with the company saying in an official announcement that:

We aim to strengthen and enhance the management structure of the Company following President (Representative Director) Satoru Iwata’s passing on July 11, 2015 and a large-scale revision of the organisational structure of the Company on September 16, 2015.


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The 65-year-old Tatsumi Kimishima stated that he “planned no changes in strategy and would work to develop younger talent“.

The new appointment of Tatsumi Kimishima was accompanied by a top-level management reshuffle:

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 Department 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 organisational operations in a specialised area (newly established on September 16, 2015).