Nintendo’s 78th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders took place just a few days ago on 28th June, and details have now emerged surrounding the approval rating of key figures in the company.
The list includes a collection of big names including the likes of Shigeru Miyamoto and Satoru Shibata - who has recently become a director for the company since leaving his post as Nintendo of Europe's president. Also included is the very recently appointed company president Shuntaro Furukawa, despite the fact that he only stepped up to this new role last week, who managed to secure a 96.51% rating.
- Shigeru Miyamoto (Representative Director, Fellow): 97.37 %
- Shinya Takahashi (Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer): 97.28 %
- Shuntaro Furukawa (Representative Director and President): 96.51 %
- Ko Shiota (Director, Senior Executive Officer): 97.28 %
- Satoru Shibata (Director, Senior Executive Officer): 97.28 %
To put this into perspective, previous Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima saw an approval rating of 87.14% in his first year. This did eventually rise to 97.70% after the clear success of the Switch, however.
With such a high number of changes at the top, including a completely new senior management structure in Europe, the next few months will be a very interesting time for Nintendo. If these approval ratings are anything to go by, though, everything looks to be going swimmingly.