News Releases

Content Menu
The press releases on this website are provided for historical reference purposes only. Please note that certain information may have changed since the date of release.
May 29, 2015

Sony Corporation Executive Appointments

Tokyo, Japan - Sony Corporation today announced candidates for the positions of Representative Corporate Executive Officers, Corporate Executive Officers, Corporate Executives and Group Executives to be appointed effective June 23, 2015. The selections of Corporate Executive Officers are subject to the approval of the Board of Directors Meeting to be held on June 23, 2015. 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 (*concurrently a Director)

The candidates for Representative Corporate Executive Officers and Corporate Executive Officers are as follows (as of June 23, 2015):
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 Device Solutions Business and RDS Platform
President of Device Solutions Business Group
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 and Environmental Platform and Engineering Platform
Shigeki Ishizuka
Executive Vice President
Officer in charge of Imaging Products & Solutions Business
President of Professional Solutions Group
President of Digital Imaging Business Group

Corporate Executives

The candidates for Corporate Executives are as follows (as of June 23, 2015):
Executive Vice President (EVP)
Shoji Nemoto
Sony Group China Representative
In charge of Disc Manufacturing Business
Senior Vice President (SVP) (listed in order of appointment)
Keiichiro Shimada
In charge of Mid-to-Long term Technology, RDS Platform
In charge of Technology Policy and Relations
Yoshito Ezure
Senior General Manager of Energy Division, Device Solutions Business Group
Representative Director and President, Sony Energy Devices Corporation
Toru Katsumoto
President of Medical Business Unit
Representative Director and President, Sony Olympus Medical Solutions Inc.
Fumiaki Sakai
Chief Information Officer
Hideyuki Furumi
President of UX, Marketing Group, UX Platform
Masayuki Hattori
President of System R&D Group, RDS Platform
Teruo Hirayama
President of Device & Material R&D Group, RDS Platform
Toshimoto Mitomo
In charge of Intellectual Property
Toshihiko Ohnishi
Deputy President of Imaging Products and Solutions Sector
Deputy President of Professional Solutions Group
Terushi Shimizu
Deputy President of Device Solutions Business Group
Natsuko Takei
Senior General Manager of Legal & Compliance Department
Hiroichi Kawahira
President of Advanced Materials Laboratories,
Device & Material R&D Group, RDS Platform
Kazushi Ambe
In charge of Human Resources and General Affairs
Hiroyuki Sato
(Promoted)
Deputy President of Digital Imaging Business Group,
Imaging Products and Solutions Sector
Kazuhiko Takeda
(Promoted)
In charge of Accounting
Senior General Manager of Corporate Planning & Control Department

Group Executives (listed in order of appointment)

The candidates for Group Executives are as follows (as of June 23, 2015):
Michael Lynton
CEO, Sony Entertainment Inc.
Chairman & CEO, Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.
CEO, Sony Corporation of America
Katsumi Ihara
Executive President and Representative Director, Sony Financial Holdings Inc.
Chairman, Director, Sony Life Insurance Co., Ltd.
Nobuki Kurita
Chairman and President, Sony (China) Co., Ltd
Doug Morris
CEO, Sony Music Entertainment
Andrew House
In charge of Game & Network Services Business
President and Global CEO, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
Martin Bandier
Chairman & CEO, Sony / ATV Music Publishing LLC
Hiroshi Kawano
President, Corporate Executive, Representative Director, Sony Marketing of Japan Inc.
Masaru Tamagawa
President, Sony Europe Ltd.
Nicole Seligman
President, Sony Corporation of America
President, Sony Entertainment Inc.
Senior Legal Counsel, in charge of Information Security, Sony Group
Kunimasa Suzuki
Executive Vice President, Sony Entertainment Inc.
Hiroki Totoki
In charge of Mobile Communications Business
President & CEO, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
Izumi Kawanishi
Director, EVP, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
In charge of Solutions Software Development,
Professional Solutions Group, Sony Corporation (Advisory role)
Ichiro Takagi
In charge of Home Entertainment & Sound Business
In charge of Consumer AV Sales Platform
Representative Director and President, Sony Visual Products Inc.
President of Video & Sound Business Group, Sony Corporation
Yasuhiro Ueda
President, Representative Director, Sony Semiconductor Corporation
Michael Fasulo
(Promoted)
President and COO, Sony Electronics Inc.
Tomoo Hagimoto
(Promoted)
President, Representative Director, Sony Life Insurance Co., Ltd.
Michinori Mizuno
(Promoted)
Representative Director and CEO, Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc.
Hidehiko Teshirogi
(Promoted)
SVP, Deputy Head of Product Business Group, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
In charge of TS Business, Sony Corporation

Corporate Executives to Retire (as of June 23, 2015)

Corporate Executive Officers
Tadashi Saito
Executive Vice President
Officer in charge of Medical Business
Kunitaka Fujita
Executive Vice President
Officer in charge of Human Resources and General Affairs
Corporate Executives
Masaru Kato
Vice Chairman
Kazuaki Takanose
In charge of Procurement
Senior General Manager of Corporate Procurement Center,
Manufacturing, Logistics, Procurement, Quality and Environmental Platform
Takemi Nagasaka
In charge of Accounting
Shigeru Kato
In charge of Product Quality & Safety and Environment,
Manufacturing, Logistics, Procurement, Quality and Environmental Platform
Group Executives
Masao Morita
Chairman and Representative Director, Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc.
Representative Director, Sony Pictures Entertainment (Japan) Inc.
Yoshihisa Ishida
EVP, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
Naoki Kitagawa
Representative Director and Vice Chairman, Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc.
Page Top