There are a lot of employees at Nintendo who have spent their entire adulthood at the company. As many of these individuals grow in experience and age, they help create more games and rise up the ranks. Recently, a number of these well-known individuals have been promoted. Nintendo's E3 2019 press website reveals new positions for Eiji Aonuma, Hisashi Nogami, Aya Kyogoku and Yoshihito Ikebata.
Aonuma will keep his role as the producer of The Legend of Zelda series but is now also a Deputy General Manager. Nogami – best known in recent times as the producer of Splatoon – moves into the same position, Kyogoku – the face of the Animal Crossing series – has taken on the "Manager of Production Group No. 5" role (Splatoon & Animal Crossing) and Yoshihito Ikebata is now with "Production Group No. 6" (responsible for the Metroid Prime and Luigi's Mansion series).
It's great to see such a talented group of individuals working their way up the company ladder while making Nintendo's beloved series better and better at the same time.