Nintendo recently held its second quarter investor briefing, giving new President Tatsumi Kimishima his first chance to meet with investors and shareholders. After giving a presentation on the company’s future plans, Kimishima, Shigeru Miyamoto, and other Nintendo executives fielded questions from investors. When asked about the future of the company’s management, Kimishima (who has previously spoken about making Nintendo “future-proof“) replied that Nintendo is continually working towards having young, talented people play active roles in the company. Here’s the full question and answer on the subject:
Question: In the Corporate Governance Report that you intend to announce within this year, I would like to know, to the extent you can disclose now, what kind of content it will include regarding the issues and activities of Nintendo’s management from now on?
Kimishima: Regarding Nintendo’s corporate governance system, we are currently carrying out reviews in terms of both the corporate governance system that is required externally and the business framework needed to deploy our business in the future. In addition to complying with demands from outside Nintendo, we are continuously discussing how we can have young, talented people play active roles in our organization, and also our internal execution system in terms of speeding up the process of decision-making and business execution. We are planning to announce what course of action we will be taking in the Corporate Governance Report before the end of this year.
This is in line with what Kimishima has been saying since he was elected as the company’s President. It looks like we can expect more news about Nintendo’s management plans within the next two months.