Hajime Satomi was bornon 16 January 1942 in Japan. Satomi is the president and CEO of Sega Sammy, a Japanese pachinko machine and gaming software firm. He founded pachinko machine maker Sammy, which got into the videogame business when it acquired Sega in 2004. Sega Sammy has a 45% stake in South Korean gambling-and-entertainment resort Paradise City, scheduled to open in April 2017. Satomi is also a top ranked owner of thoroughbred horses.
At the Asia Business Leaders Award in 2005, The Sega Corporation named Satomi as the new chairman in a realignment of management, after the Sammy Corporation became Sega's biggest shareholder
With 22% shares bought in 2003, Sammy then bought a controlling share 1
Sammy experienced significant growth when it began manufacturing machines for the pachislot and pachinko industry (one of Japan's most popular forms of gambling) and was successfully listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in March 2001
Hajime Satomi withdrew from Aoyama Gakuin University November 1975 and founded Sammy Corporation
Hajime Satomi (里見 治, Satomi Hajime, born January 16, 1942) is a Business magnate who is the founder of Sammy Corporation, which merged with Sega to form the holding company Sega Sammy Holdings