Satoru Iwata

Satoru Iwata

Director & General Manager of Corporate Planning

Nintendo Co., Ltd.

As a Director and General Manager of the Corporate Planning Division of Nintendo Co., Ltd. In Kyoto, Japan, Satoru Iwata is responsible for Nintendo's global corporate planning. Prior to joining Nintendo in 2000, Iwata worked for Hal Laboratory, Inc., becoming company president in 1993, where he coordinated software development and production of several Nintendo games, including the Kirby series.

Iwata contributed to the "Games for the Rest of the World" panel.