Company: Sega Sammy Holdings
Family Name: Satomi
Given Name: Hajime
Role: Chairman and CEO
Profile: Satomi is the founder of the Sammy Corporation, which became the largest maker of pachinko and pachislot machines. In 2004, Satomi acquired Sega and formed Sega Sammy Holdings. Satomi is also known for his interest in thoroughbred horses.
Sega Sammy Holdings released its 150-page “Integrated Report 2018” this week in which, among other things, the company proclaims its intention to be “on an equal footing with world-famous IR operators” both domestically and internationally.
Haruki Satomi, president and COO of Sega Sammy Holdings, as well as the son of company founder Hajime Satomi, was interviewed on CNBC on May 4, speaking of his company’s IR ambitions.
Miyazaki Governor Shunji Kono has concluded that there is no point in his sparsely-populated prefecture attempting to join the IR hunt.