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Hironobu Sakaguchi
Director
Chairman and CEO, Square USA


Hironobu Sakaguchi was born in November 1962. He was appointed Director of Planning and Development with the establishment of Square Co., Ltd. in 1986. Promoted to Executive Vice President in 1991. Since joining Square Co., Ltd., he has headed the Development Division. Appointed President of Square LA, Inc. (now Square USA, Inc.) in 1995 with the establishment of a research and development base for U.S. operations. The total number of Square brand interactive game software sold surpasses 60 million units worldwide. Sakaguchi is the Executive Producer of the world-famous interactive game software Final Fantasy series which has sold more than 26 million units.
He has long spoken of his desire to create "a brand-new form of entertainment uniting interactive games and motion pictures;" something demanding the wide-ranging, flexible and imaginative creativity going beyond the bounds of both conventional interactive games and motion pictures. Final Fantasy is a major step toward that dream.
In May 2000, Sakaguchi was honored at the Third Annual Interactive Achievement Awards Ceremony in Los Angeles during the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3).Hosted by the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences, he received the prestigious Hall of Fame Award given to those who have made the most enduring, groundbreaking, and seminal contributions to the world of interactive entertainment and information.



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Hironobu Sakaguchi
Director