On June 28th, Nintendo will be holding their 78th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders at Nintendo’s main Headquarters in Kyoto. At the last Fiscal Year Results meeting, a number of huge changes were announced as regards to some high level executives changing their roles at the Big N. The first was Shuntaro Furukawa, who will be taking over from Tatsumi Kimishima as President of Nintendo. Nintendo of Europe’s President, Satoru Shibata had announced that he was stepping down from his position as President after 18 years of service. However, it seems that he has no plans to leave Nintendo as he was appointed as one of Nintendo’s five Directors and that isn’t all he is doing.
That isn’t all though as he has also been working as Outside Director to The Pokemon Company. This means that he will act on behalf of Nintendo as the company’s primary liaison with The Pokemon Company. This is good news for Shibata but it does leave us wondering who will be picking up the guantlet left by Shibata as NoE’s President? With any luck, a new president will be elected at the annual shareholders meeting on June 28th.
Source: Nintendo JapanTags: Annual Shareholder's Meeting, Gaming, Nintendo, Nintendo Europe, Satoru Shibata, The Pokemon Company, videogames
This post was written by Mike Scorpio