Iwata Takes The Throne As Nintendo of America CEO


In the mayhem of managerial changes going down at Nintendo, one job change sticks out more then the many others.  Satoru Iwata, President of Nintendo and known for his work on many of Nintendo’s franchises such as the Kirby franchise, will be taking the chair as the new Nintendo of America CEO.  Does this mean we’re getting a new president? No, Iwata is merely taking in the role, assimilating the duties into his already (possibly) long list of duties as President of Nintendo.  This also means that Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime will be directly following Iwata’s orders, will his body be ready for that challenge?   Only time will tell.  The move is part of a series of managerial changes to compensate for a wave of planned retirements in the company.  Iwata will be taking the place of Tasumi Kimishima, who will now work in their Kyoto head quarters as the General Manager of Corporate Analysis and Administration, as well as the General Manager of the General Affairs Division, that’s a mouthful of Generals.  Nintendo states that the move will support “the company’s unified global strategy” and “allow streamlined decision making and enhance Nintendo’s organizational agility in the current competitive environment.”



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