Sony Corporation Executive Appointments
Jun 17, 2016
Tokyo, Japan - Sony Corporation announced the appointment of members to its Board of Directors following approval at the 99th Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders that took place today, along with the company’s Chairman of the Board, Chairman and Members of the Nominating, Compensation and Audit Committees, Representative Corporate Executive Officers and Corporate Executive Officers appointed at a Meeting of the Board of Directors held after the above mentioned General Meeting of Shareholders.
Members of the Board
*The candidates have not changed since the announcement on May 17.
Kazuo Hirai --- Representative Corporate Executive Officer, President and CEO
Kenichiro Yoshida --- Representative Corporate Executive Officer, Executive Deputy President and CFO
Osamu Nagayama(*) --- Representative Director, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Takaaki Nimura(*) --- Certified Public Accountant
Eikoh Harada(*) --- Representative Director, Chairman and CEO, Benesse Holdings, Inc.
Representative Director and CEO, Benesse Corporation
Joichi Ito(*) --- Director, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab
Tim Schaaff --- Chief Product Officer, Intertrust Technologies Corporation
Independent Startup Advisor
Former President, Sony Network Entertainment International LLC
Kazuo Matsunaga(*)--- Vice Chairman of the Board, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck & Bus Corporation
Former Vice-Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
Koichi Miyata(*) --- President, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc.
John V. Roos(*) --- Former United States Ambassador to Japan
Founding Partner, Geodesic Capital
Eriko Sakurai(*) --- Chairman and CEO, Dow Corning Toray Co., Ltd
(*) An Outside Director who satisfies the requirements under Item 15, Article 2 of the Companies Act of Japan
Chairman of the Board
Chairman of the Board --- Osamu Nagayama
Chairman and Members of the Committees
Chair --- Osamu Nagayama
Members ---Koichi Miyata, John V. Roos, Kazuo Hirai
Chair --- Eikoh Harada
Members --- John V. Roos, Kenichiro Yoshida
Chair --- Takaaki Nimura
Members --- Kazuo Matsunaga, Eriko Sakurai
Corporate Executive Officers (*concurrently a Director)
*The candidates have not changed since the announcement on May 24.
Representative Corporate Executive Officers
Kazuo Hirai* --- President and Chief Executive Officer
Kenichiro Yoshida* --- Executive Deputy President and Chief Financial Officer
Corporate Executive Officers (EVPs listed in order of appointment)
Tomoyuki Suzuki --- Executive Deputy President
Officer in charge of R&D Platform
In charge of Energy Business and Storage Media Business
Shiro Kambe --- Executive Vice President
Officer in charge of Legal, Compliance, Corporate Communications,
CSR and External Relations
Masashi Imamura --- Executive Vice President
Officer in charge of Manufacturing, Logistics, Procurement,
Quality & Environment
In charge of Engineering Platform
Shigeki Ishizuka --- Executive Vice President
Officer in charge of Imaging Products and Solutions Business
President of Digital Imaging Group
President of Professional Solutions and Services Group
Andrew House --- Executive Vice President
Officer in charge of Game & Network Services Business
President and Global CEO, Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
Michael Lynton --- Executive Vice President
Officer in charge of Pictures and Music Businesses
CEO, Sony Entertainment Inc.
Chairman & CEO, Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.
CEO, Sony Corporation of America
Ichiro Takagi --- Executive Vice President
Officer in charge of Home Entertainment & Sound Business and
Consumer AV Sales & Marketing
Representative Director and President, Sony Visual Products Inc.
Representative Director and President, Sony Video &
Sound Products Inc.
Hiroki Totoki --- Executive Vice President
Officer in charge of Mobile Communications Business
In charge of New Business Platform (Strategy)
President & CEO, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
President and Representative Director, So-net Corporation
Kazushi Ambe(Newly appointed) --- Executive Vice President
Officer in charge of Human Resources and
Access full press release here.