Position: CEO of Polyphony Digital and Gran Turismo Producer
Nationality: Japanese
Twitter: @Kaz_Yamauchi

Yamauchi-san is best known for creating the Gran Turismo Playstation games, but his involvement with the automotive industry goes far deeper. Yamauchi designed the multifunction display on the GT-R and worked with Citroën to assist in the design and creation of the GT concept. In addition, Polyphony helped launch the Toyota FT-86 (FR-S/BRZ) at the Geneva Auto Show and the C7 Corvette at Detroit Auto Show via Gran Turismo. With PS4 and his ever-growing reach, he's going to be a bigger player.  - Carter Jung