|Fast facts on Hideki Sato|
|Place of birth: Hokkaido, Japan|
|Date of birth: 1950-11-05 (age 66)|
|Role(s): Executive, Developer|
|Education: Tokyo Metropolitan Technical College|
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Hideki Sato (佐藤 秀樹), born 5 November 1950 in Hokkaido, Japan, who designed many Sega consoles and served as president from 2001 to 2003. After graduating from Tokyo Metropolitan Technical College, He joined Sega in April 1971, involving himself with arcade hardware. Sato and his team are credited for creating the majority of Sega consumer hardware - the SG-1000, Sega Master System, Sega Mega Drive, Sega Saturn and Sega Dreamcast.
In 2008, he and with others established a company called Advance Create, Inc.
|SEGA of Japan Executives|
|Chairmen||Isao Okawa (1984-2001) | Hajime Satomi (2004-current)|
|Presidents||Hayao Nakayama (1984-1998) | Shoichiro Irimajiri (1998-2001) | Hideki Sato (2001-2003) | Hisao Oguchi (2003-2008) | Okitane Usui (2008-2012) | Naoya Tsurumi (2012-current) | Hideki Okamura (2014-current) | Haruki Satomi (2015-current)|