Back in April, Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima announced plans to shake up Nintendo’s corporate structure. Under Kimishima’s proposed plan, five new Directors would be appointed (with four stepping down) and a new Audit and Supervisory Committee would be formed. Under this proposal, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime and Nintendo of Europe President Satoru Shibata would also both be promoted to the position of Managing Executive Officer.
Kimishima’s restructure plans were approved at Nintendo’s 76th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, and the new Directors are now officially in place. As usual, Nintendo also voted on whether or not to retain its current Directors. Tatsumi Kimishima, Genyo Takeda, Shigeru Miyamoto, and Shinya Takahashi, were all voted in once again, and they will remain on the Board of Directors.
The four Directors that have resigned their positions are Shigeyuki Takahashi, Satoshi Yamato, Susumu Tanaka, and Hirokazu Shinshi. They have been replaced by Naoki Noguchi, Naoki Mizutani, Yoshimi Mitamura, and Katsuhiro Umeyama, the four members of the Audit and Supervisory Committee. Additionally, Shuntaro Furukawa has joined the board of Directors.