President and COO of Nintendo of America, Reggie Fils-Aime is reportedly stepping down from his role [via Business Wire].
Reggie’s familiar face is part and parcel with the Nintendo brand, after spending more than 15 years at the company.
His last day with be April 15th 2019, and his successor is Doug Bowser (and no that’s not a joke).
Bowser is currently Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing
President of Nintendo Co., Ltd, Shuntaro Furukawa said in a statement: “I really appreciate everything Reggie has done for Nintendo,
“Inside and outside our company, Reggie is known as an exceptional leader. We are grateful that he is leaving the business in good shape with strong momentum. While we will miss him and we wish him the very best in his retirement, we are also pleased to have such an able successor ready to step into that role. Doug Bowser and the rest of the team will ensure a seamless transition and continued momentum for Nintendo.”
As for Reggie, he offered up a sentimental goodbye, saying: “Nintendo owns a part of my heart forever. It’s a part that is filled with gratitude – for the incredibly talented people I’ve worked with, for the opportunity to represent such a wonderful brand, and most of all, to feel like a member of the world’s most positive and enduring gamer community.
Can’t believe I’m writing this: Reggie Fils-Aime is retiring from Nintendo. One of our industry’s finest leaders and a dear friend. He’s always believed in me. Thank you Reggie.
— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) February 21, 2019
“As I look forward to departing in both good health and good humor, this is not ‘game over’ for me, but instead ‘leveling up’ to more time with my wife, family and friends.”
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