Nintendo announced Tatsumi Kimishima will serve as the video game maker’s next president and CEO following the death of Satoru Iwata in July from a bile duct growth.
Kimishima had run Nintendo’s human resources division since 2014. Prior to that role, the 65-year-old executive served as director and CEO of Nintendo of America in 2006, and president of The Pokemon Company in 2000.
Shigeru Miyamoto — creator of key Nintendo franchises Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda — will serve as a Creative Fellow, while Genyo Takeda will assume the role of Technology Fellow. Both executives were rumored to be potential successors to Iwata.
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SOURCE: USA Today, Brett Molina