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June 15, 2010

Executive Appointments

Tokyo, Japan - Sony Corporation has decided candidates for the positions of Representative Corporate Executive Officers, Corporate Executive Officers, Corporate Executives and Group Executives. The selections 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 18, 2010. The selections of Corporate Executives and Group Executives are to be submitted for internal approval following the appointment of Representative Corporate Executive Officers and Corporate Executive Officers.


‹Corporate Executive Officers›
The candidates for Representative Corporate Executive Officers and Corporate Executive Officers are as follows (as of June 18, 2010):


Representative Corporate Executive Officers (* to be concurrent with Director)

  • Howard Stringer*
    Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President
  • Ryoji Chubachi*
    Vice Chairman
    Officer in charge of Product Quality & Safety and Environmental Affairs


Corporate Executive Officers

  • Yutaka Nakagawa
    Executive Deputy President
    Officer in charge of Manufacturing, Logistics, Procurement and CS Platform
  • Hiroshi Yoshioka
    Executive Deputy President
    Officer in charge of the Consumer Products, Professional Solutions, and Device businesses
  • Keiji Kimura
    Executive Vice President
    Officer in charge of Intellectual Property and the Disc Manufacturing business
  • Nicole Seligman
    Executive Vice President
    General Counsel
  • Kazuo Hirai
    Executive Vice President
    Officer in charge of the Networked Products and Services businesses
  • Masaru Kato
    (Promoted)
    Executive Vice President
    Chief Financial Officer


‹Corporate Executives›
The candidates for Corporate Executives are as follows (as of June 18, 2010):


Executive Vice President (EVP)

  • Akira Kubota
    Sony Group China Representative
  • Tadashi Saito
    Deputy President of Consumer, Professional & Devices Group,
    President of Semiconductor Business Group and Professional Solutions Group
  • Kunitaka Fujita
    In charge of Human Resources and Corporate Workplace Solutions


Senior Vice President (SVP)

  • Kiyoshi Nishitani
    In charge of Environment and Technology Policy and Relations
  • Norihisa Shirota
    In charge of Technology (System), Semiconductor Business Group,
    Consumer, Professional & Devices Group
  • Shoji Nemoto
    Deputy President of Professional Solutions Group,
    Consumer, Professional & Devices Group
  • Hiromasa Otsuka
    In charge of New Business, Professional Solutions Group,
    Consumer, Professional & Devices Group
  • Tsugie Miyashita
    In charge of External Relations and Kansai Region
    In charge of Device Sales, Consumer, Professional & Devices Group
  • Makoto Kogure
    In charge of Products Quality & Safety
  • Osamu Kumagai
    President of Advanced Materials Laboratories and President of Core Device Development Group,
    R&D, Common Software Platform
  • Tomoyuki Suzuki
    Deputy President of Semiconductor Business Group,
    Consumer, Professional & Devices Group
  • Masaaki Tsuruta
    In charge of Technologies, Networked Products & Services Group
  • Shinji Hanatani
    In charge of Japan Sales, Professional Solutions Group,
    Consumer, Professional & Devices Group
  • Hidenosuke Kanai
    Deputy President of Device Solutions Business Group,
    Consumer, Professional & Devices Group
  • Yoshihisa Ishida
    President of Home Entertainment Business Group,
    Consumer, Professional & Devices Group
  • Shigeki Ishizuka
    President of Device Solutions Business Group,
    Consumer, Professional & Devices Group
  • Keiichiro Shimada
    In charge of R&D, Common Software Platform and
    President of Technology Development Group
  • Shinji Hasejima
    Senior General Manager of Business Transformation / IS Center
  • Kiyoshi Shikano
    Global Sales & Marketing Officer
  • Tetsuo Urabe
    Deputy President of Core Device Development Group,
    R&D, Common Software Platform
  • Kunimasa Suzuki
    Deputy President of Networked Products & Services Group, President of VAIO Business Group
  • George Bailey
    Chief Transformation Officer
  • Masashi Imamura
    President of Personal Imaging&Sound Business Group,
    Consumer, Professional & Devices Group
  • Yasuhiro Ueda
    (Promoted)
    Senior General Manager of Image Sensor Business Division,
    Semiconductor Business Group, Consumer, Professional & Devices Group
  • Shigeru Ganse
    (Promoted)
    President of Software Design Group, R&D, Common Software Platform
  • Shiro Kambe
    (Promoted)
    In charge of Corporate Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Kazuaki Takanose
    (Promoted)
    President of Procurement Group,
    Manufacturing, Logistics, Procurement and CS Platform
  • Takemi Nagasaka
    (Promoted)
    Senior General Manager of Accounting Division
  • Keiji Nakazawa
    (Promoted)
    In charge of Group Risk Office, CICR, and
    Statutory Auditors' Office of the Affiliated Companies


‹New Group Executives› (As of June 18, 2010)

  • Bert Nordberg
    President, Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB


‹Corporate Executive Officer, Corporate Executive and Group Executives Retired› (As of June 18, 2010)

  • Nobuyuki Oneda
    Representative Corporate Executive Officer, Executive Deputy President
    and Chief Financial Officer
  • Kyung-soo Ahn
    Corporate Executive, Executive Vice President,
    Chairman of Sony Korea Corporation
  • Makoto Yashiki
    Group Executive,
    President of Sony Supply Chain Solutions, Inc.
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