Satoru Shibata is the president of Nintendo of Europe. Before becoming president of NoE, Satoru Shibata was the president of Nintendo of Australia. Virtually nothing is well known about Satoru, though he has been seen playing various different Wii video games during European events. Beginning in 2012, Shibata has been hosting the European Nintendo Directs, and sending messages to players over Swapnote. In April 2018, he announced that he would be leaving his position as president of Nintendo of Europe to be part of the Nintendo board of directors as the general manager of the Marketing Division and the Licensing Division.