Kagemasa Kozuki was born on November 12, 1940. He graduated Kansai University in March 1966 with a Bachelor of Economics and at age of 28 he founded Konami in Osaka, Japan in 1969 as a jukebox rental and repair business. He is the current chairman, CEO and President of Konami and, as of April 1 2011, Corporate Officer.
As of May 2008, Kagemasa is the 34th richest person in Japan with an estimated personal net worth of $790 million.
Kagemasa Kozuki´s Awards :
In 1992 August: Medal of Honor with Dark Blue Ribbon
In 1993 October: Trade and Industry Minister's Prize (Personal Award for Special Contribution to the Advancement of Informatization)
In 1996 May: Person of Cultural Merit to Hyogo Prefecture
In 1998 March: Honorary Doctorate from Osaka Electro-Communication University
In 2006 November: Medal of Honor with Blue Ribbon
In 2011 January: Medal of Honor with Dark Blue Ribbon
In 2011 March: Honorary Doctorate from University of Nevada - Las Vegas
In 2011 November: Order of the Rising Sun, 3rd Class
The Chairman of the company KONAMI CORPORATION Kagemasa Kozuki was awarded the Queen Victoria Commemorative Medal by the Europe Business Assembly (EBA) on 2013, March 5th
He graduated Kansai University in March 1966 with a Bachelor of Economics.
On March 21, 1969, Kagemasa Kozuki (current chairman) founded a jukebox rental/repair business in Toyonaka, Osaka.
On March 19, 1973, Kozuki transformed the business into Konami Industry Co., Ltd. and began work on manufacturing "amusement machines" for arcades.
From June 1987 Representative Director and Chairman of the Board
From June 1994 Representative Director and Chairman of the Board, President
From June 2012 Representative Director and Chairman of the Board (to present)