Sony Corporation Executive Appointments

May 19, 2017

Tokyo, Japan - Sony Corporation today announced candidates for the positions of Representative Corporate Executive Officers, Corporate Executive Officers, Business Executives and Corporate Executives to be appointed effective June 15, 2017. The appointments of Representative Corporate Executive Officers and Corporate Executive Officers are subject to the approval of the Board of Directors Meeting to be held on June 15, 2017. The appointments of Business Executives and Corporate Executives are to be submitted for internal approval following the appointment of Representative Corporate Executive Officers and Corporate Executive Officers. 

<Corporate Executive Officers> (*concurrently a Director)                 

The candidates for Representative Corporate Executive Officers and Corporate Executive Officers are as follows (as of June 15, 2017):

<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, External Relations and Information Security & Privacy

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               

Representative Director and President,                     

Sony Imaging Products & Solutions Inc.

Andrew House --- Executive Vice President                

Officer in charge of Game & Network Services Business               

President and Global CEO, Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC         

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 (New role added) --- Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer             

In charge of Mid-to-Long Term Business Strategy, New Business        

Officer in charge of Mobile Communications Business           

President & CEO, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.            

President and Representative Director,                

Sony Network Communications Inc.              

Kazushi Ambe --- Executive Vice President            

Officer in charge of Human Resources and General Affairs           

<Business Executives> (listed in order of appointment)(The titles as of the date of release) (listed in alphabetical order)              

The candidates for Business Executives are as follows (as of June 15, 2017):

Martin Bandier --- Chairman & CEO, Sony / ATV Music Publishing LLC

Hiroshi Kawano --- President and Representative Director, Sony Marketing Inc.             

President and Corporate Executive, Sony Marketing Japan Inc.

Masaru Tamagawa --- Chairman, Representative Director and Global Sales & Marketing Officer, Sony Marketing Inc.

Kunimasa Suzuki --- Executive Vice President, Sony Entertainment Inc.

Izumi Kawanishi --- Director, EVP, Product Business Group,             

Sony Mobile Communications Inc.

Yasuhiro Ueda --- President, Representative Director, Sony Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation

Michael Fasulo --- President and COO, Sony Electronics Inc.

Tomoo Hagimoto --- President, Representative Director, Sony Life Insurance Co., Ltd.

Michinori Mizuno --- Representative Director and CEO, Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc.

Hidehiko Teshirogi --- EVP, Deputy Head of Product Business Group,Sony Mobile Communications Inc.            

In charge of TS Business, Sony Corporation

Yoshito Ezure --- Representative Director and President, Sony Energy Devices Corporation

Toru Katsumoto --- Representative Director and Deputy President, Sony Imaging Products & Solutions Inc.            

President of Professional Products Group            

President of Medical Business Group

Hideyuki Furumi --- EVP, Global Sales & Marketing, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.

Terushi Shimizu --- Representative Director and President, Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation

Shigeru Ishii --- President, Representative Director, Sony Financial Holdings Inc.

Mitsuya Kishida --- Representative Director and President, Sony Global Manufacturing & Operations Corporation

Tsuyoshi Kodera --- Deputy President, Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC

Masayasu Ito (Newly appointed) --- EVP, Hardware Engineering and Operation,           

Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC

Kazuo Miura (Newly appointed) --- Deputy President, Global Research and Development, Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC

Rob Stringer (Newly appointed) --- CEO, Sony Music Entertainment

Anthony Vinciquerra (Newly appointed) --- Chairman and CEO, Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.

<Corporate Executives> (listed in order of appointment) (listed in alphabetical order)             

The candidates for Corporate Executives are as follows (as of June 15, 2017):

Shoji Nemoto --- Sony Group China Representative              

In charge of Disc Manufacturing Business

Keiichiro Shimada --- In charge of Mid-to-Long Term Technology, R&D Platform             

In charge of Technology Policy and Relations

Fumiaki Sakai --- Chief Information Officer           

Masayuki Hattori --- President of System R&D Group, R&D Platform

Teruo Hirayama --- President of Device & Material R&D Group, R&D Platform

Toshimoto Mitomo --- In charge of Intellectual Property and Mid-to-Long Term Business Development

Natsuko Takei --- Senior General Manager of Legal & Compliance Department

Hiroichi Kawahira --- President of Advanced Materials Laboratories, Device & Material R&D Group, R&D Platform                        

Hiroyuki Sato --- In charge of Quality & Environment

Kazuhiko Takeda --- In charge of Corporate Planning & Control and Accounting               

Senior General Manager of Corporate Planning & Control Department            

Hiroaki Kitano --- President & Chief Executive Officer, Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc.

Atsuko Murakami --- Senior General Manager of Finance Department

<Business Executive to Retire> (as of June 15, 2017)

Katsumi Ihara --- Chairman, Director, Sony Financial Holdings Inc.                 

Chairman, Director, Sony Life Insurance Co., Ltd.

Doug Morris --- Chairman, Sony Music Entertainment*

Toshihiko Ohnish --- Deputy President of Professional Solutions and Services Group, Sony Imaging Products & Solutions Inc.

* Doug Morris will retire as Business Executive of Sony Corporation, but remain as Chairman,             

Sony Music Entertainment.

Access press release: https://www.sony.net/SonyInfo/News/Press/201705/17-053E/index.html

 

For further information: Corporate Communications & CSR Department Sony Corporation Sony.Prhq@jp.sony.com


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