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Reginald "Reggie" Fils-Aimé is the outgoing president and chief-operating officer of Nintendo of America. Prior to his promotion to said positions, Fils-Aime was executive vice president of sales and marketing. He gained celebrity status among gamers following his appearance at Nintendo's E3 press conference in May 2004, and has appeared at conferences for E3 since, having unveiled games such as Metroid: Other M. He is credited under special thanks in Metroid Prime 3: Corruption and Metroid Prime Trilogy.
Fils-Aimé was born to Haitian immigrants, that moved to the United States due to the conflicting political views of Fils-Aime's grandparents. Graduating from Brentwood High School, he was accepted to Cornell University in 1979. While at Cornell, he had been a member of Phi Sigma Kappa. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Applied Economics in 1983.
On February 21, 2019, Fils-Aimé announced that he would retire from Nintendo in April, succeeded by Doug Bowser. He officially retired on April 15th. Retro Studios gifted him printed artwork featuring Samus, Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong and Dixie Kong, as well as a robotic-looking hand (obscured) that has led to intense speculation.
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- ^ Fils-Aimé, Reggie (Reggie). "Last of my retirement events was last night. Received some wonderful gifts and souvenirs. Yes, that is a working Virtual Boy. Art from Retro Studios. Notebook for names taken. A plastic ass to kick. A book of notes from employees. And a Mario statue. End of an era." 17 Apr 2019 6:58 p.m. Tweet. https://twitter.com/Reggie/status/1118634847994408960