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Former Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aimé has announced he will be teaching at Cornell University.
The news was announced on Twitter by Fils-Aimé himself.
“Regginator is going back to school! @CornellDyson
just announced that I will be their inaugural Leader in Residence. Looking forward to teaching and mentoring during this upcoming academic year. Great way for me to give back to @Cornell
A “Leader in Residence” (according to Fils-Aimé’s LinkedIn profile) will have Fils-Aimé “[meeting]” with students and lead discussions centered around leadership, conscious capitalism, and service.”
Fils-Aimé’s first lecture will be open to the public. “Reggie’s Principles for Next Generation Leaders” will take place on October 21st at Cornell University. Here’s a brief run-down:
“Reggie Fils-Aime will share principles for you to master so you can cultivate your own leadership capability. Reggie developed these principles through 35+ years of experience across a range of international industries and businesses. The principles are applicable to any situation, including now while you are a student or in your future endeavors.”
Fils-Aimé was accepted to Cornell University in 1979, and became president of the university’s Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity chapter. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in applied economics in 1983.
Since then, his career has included Senior Director of National Marketing for Pizza Hut, Head of Marketing for Guinness Imports Co. in the US, Chief Marketing Officer at Derby Cycle, Managing Director and oversaw Raleigh U.K., Senior vice-president of Panda Mangement Co., and Senior vice-president of MTV’s VH1 network.
Fils-Aimé joined Nintendo in December 2003 as the Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, working up to President of Nintendo of America. He retired from Nintendo back in late February of this year, succeeded by Doug Bowser.