Reggie Fils-Aimé's Been Up To a Lot Since His Retirement From Nintendo

Reggie Fils-Aimé's Been Up To a Lot Since His Retirement From Nintendo

The former Nintendo of America president has been pretty active.

It hasn't been that long since former Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé retired from his role at the company, but the well-known face of NoA has kept pretty busy.

Since leaving Nintendo in February, Fils-Aimé has moved on to several new projects, including a gig at his alma mater and now, a spot on the board of directors for the New York Videogame Critics Circle.

Earlier this year, Fils-Aimé was appointed a Leader in Residence at Cornell's School of Economics and Management, where he got his bachelor's degree in 1983. He's set to give his first lecture on October 21, which will be open to the public. Fils-Aimé is also a Managing Partner at Brentwood Growth Partners.

Speaking to Polygon about life after retiring from Nintendo, Fils-Aimé commented on all the activity he's been up to, which are things he wasn't able to do while running Nintendo. "Now I've got the benefit of time," Fils-Aimé says. "I've got the benefit of investing myself in these types of activities."

Later on this year, Fils-Aimé will also travel down to Austin to give a keynote address at SXSW 2020 about "convergence." Considering the overlap of various technologies and new media in the last years of his tenure at Nintendo, it seems like a subject he'll be able to speak on quite well. Either way, it looks like retirement isn't the end for Reggie; if anything, it seems like he's taking the chance to spread to even more sectors of games and technology, while mentoring and leading the new generation.

"Everyone has the capacity to be a leader," Fils-Aimé told Polygon. "It takes practice. It takes skill development. But everyone has that opportunity. It's all to really try and inspire this next generation of leaders to accomplish what they can."

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Eric Van Allen

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Eric is a writer and Texan. He's a former contributor to sites including Compete, Polygon, Waypoint, and the Washington Post. He loves competitive games, live music, and travel.

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