Company: Sega Sammy Holdings
Family Name: Satomi
Given Name: Haruki
Role: President and COO
Profile: The younger Satomi is the son of the company founder. Initially, Haruki did not intend to follow in his father’s footsteps and joined an investment bank, but in 2004 he joined Sammy (later Sega Sammy) and has risen to become the heir apparent.
Sega Sammy Holdings President and COO Haruki Satomi revealed at a briefing on April 26 that his company was budgeting up to 3 billion yen (about US$27 million) in funds in the coming fiscal year for Japan IR bid preparations and would likely reveal its consortium partners before March 2020.
At a Sega Sammy Holdings management meeting held on November 30, President and COO Haruki Satomi revealed that his firm was aiming for the “top share” in any IR consortium to be built in the Tokyo-Yokohama region.
The Nihon Keizai Shinbun’s high-powered IR Forum in Tokyo drew more than six hundred guests, not including the many others who reportedly had to be turned away by an excess of applications. The event brought together government officials, IR operators, analysts, and others for an intensive day-long event last Wednesday.
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.
The Sega Sammy Group is bringing together twenty of its group companies and about 6,500 employees into a centralized new headquarters building near Osaki Station in Shinagawa Ward, Tokyo.
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.