Selection of Board Member Candidates


Tokyo, Japan – At Sony Corporation’s*1 recent Nominating Committee meeting, the following candidates were nominated as Members of Sony Group Corporation’s Board of Directors. The nominees are subject to the approval at the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders, to be held in June 2021.

Members of the Board

The candidates for Members of the Board are as follows:

Kenichiro Yoshida --- Chairman, President and CEO             

Representative Corporate Executive Officer


Hiroki Totoki --- Executive Deputy President and CFO             

Representative Corporate Executive Officer


Shuzo Sumi *2 --- Senior Executive Advisor, Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd.


Tim Schaaff --- Chief Product Officer, Intertrust Technologies Corporation


Toshiko Oka *2 --- CEO, Oka & Company Ltd.


Sakie Akiyama *2  --- Founder, Saki Corporation


Wendy Becker *2  --- Chairperson of the Board, Logitech International S.A.                 

Non-Executive Director, Great Portland Estates plc


Yoshihiko Hatanaka *2  --- Representative Director, Chairman of the Board, Astellas Pharma Inc.


Adam Crozier *2  --- Chairman of the Board, Whitbread plc              

Chairman of the Board, ASOS plc                   

Chairman of the Board, Kantar Group Limited.


Keiko Kishigami *2 --- Certified Public Accountant in Japan                

Board Member, WWF Japan


Joseph A. Kraft Jr. *2 --- CEO, Rorschach Advisory Inc.


*1 As of April 1st 2021, Sony Corporation will change its company name to "Sony Group Corporation."              

*2 An Outside Director who satisfies the requirements under Item 15, Article 2 of the Companies Act of Japan


Member of the Board scheduled to retire


Kazuo Matsunaga *3 --- Chairman of the Board, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation                

*3 After retiring from the member of the Board, Kazuo Matsunaga will be retained as Senior Advisor to provide advice to the management of Sony Group Corporation from a broad perspective.


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