Tatsumi Kimishima


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Tatsumi Kimishima was appointed president of Nintendo of America Inc. in January 2002. In this role, he was responsible for all of Nintendo's operations in North America and Latin America. In May 2006, he was promoted to Nintendo of America Chairman and CEO. His prior position was filled by Reginald "Reggie" Fils-Aime.

Mr. Kimishima joined Nintendo at the company's headquarters in Kyoto, Japan, in 2000. He was named chief financial officer of The Pokmon Company and president of Pokemon USA, Inc. in 2001. Prior to joining Nintendo, he was employed for 27 years by the Sanwa Bank of Japan, with various management positions in corporate planning, international business development, corporate communications and promotions. His career at Sanwa included postings in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Central America and the Caribbean.

Mr. Kimishima enjoys tennis and golf. He is married with two grown daughters, one of whom lives in New York, while the other works at the Japan Credit Bureau.

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