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May 19, 2020

Sony Corporation Executive Appointments

    Tokyo, Japan - As announced in the press release "Announcement of New Sony Group Organizational Structure" issued today, in conjunction with the launch of "Sony Group Corporation" on April 1, 2021, Sony will establish a new executive structure optimized for Group-wide management.

    In view of this transition, Sony Corporation's executive structure will be partially reformed as of 1st June 2020. The positions of executives with responsibility for business management and those with responsibility for headquarters functions will be separated, and chief executives in charge of core Sony Group companies will be appointed "Senior Executive Vice President." In addition, the positions of Corporate Executive Officers will be reviewed in order to clarify their responsibility to stakeholders.

    Executive Appointments (as of June 1, 2020)

    Executives of equal rank are listed in order of appointment / changes to titles or areas of responsibility are underlined

    Kenichiro Yoshida
    Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
    Representative Corporate Executive Officer
    Hiroki Totoki
    Executive Deputy President and Chief Financial Officer
    Representative Corporate Executive Officer
    Shigeki Ishizuka
    Vice Chairman*1
    Representative Corporate Executive Officer
    Officer in charge of Electronics Products & Solutions Business
    Officer in charge of Storage Media Business
    Representative Director, President and CEO, Sony Electronics Corporation
    Representative Director and President, Sony Imaging Products & Solutions Inc
    Toru Katsumoto
    Executive Deputy President
    Corporate Executive Officer
    Officer in charge of R&D
    Officer in charge of Medical Business
    President, R&D Center
    Representative Director and Deputy President, Sony Imaging Products & Solutions Inc.
    Ichiro Takagi
    Senior Executive Vice President
    Deputy Officer in charge of Electronics Products & Solutions Business
    Officer in charge of Home Entertainment & Sound Business, Consumer
    AV Sales & Marketing, Manufacturing, Logistics, Procurement,
    Engineering Platform
    Representative Director, Executive Deputy President and COO, Sony Electronics Corporation
    Representative Director and President, Sony Home Entertainment & Sound Products Inc.
    Terushi Shimizu
    Senior Executive Vice President
    Officer in charge of Imaging & Sensing Solutions Business
    Representative Director, President and Chief Executive Officer, Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Representative Director and President, Sony Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation
    Representative Director and President, Sony LSI Design Inc.
    Rob Stringer
    Senior Executive Vice President
    Officer in charge of Music Business (Global)
    Chairman, Sony Music Group
    Chief Executive Officer, Sony Music Entertainment
    Anthony Vinciquerra
    Senior Executive Vice President
    Officer in charge of Pictures Business
    Chairman and CEO, Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.
    Jim Ryan
    Senior Executive Vice President
    Officer in charge of Game & Network Service Business
    President and CEO, Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
    Representative Director and President, Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Shunsuke Muramatsu
    Senior Executive Vice President
    Officer in charge of Music Business (Japan)
    President and Representative Director of the Board, CEO, Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc.
    Jon Platt
    Senior Executive Vice President
    Officer in charge of Music Publishing (Global)
    Chairman and CEO, Sony / ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Shiro Kambe
    Senior Executive Vice President
    Corporate Executive Officer
    Officer in charge of Legal, Compliance, Corporate Communications,
    Sustainability, External Relations,Quality, Information Security and Privacy
    Kazushi Ambe
    Senior Executive Vice President
    Corporate Executive Officer
    Officer in charge of Human Resources and General Affairs
    Michinori Mizuno*2
    Executive Vice President
    Officer in charge of Music Business (Japan),
    Chairman, Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc.
    Shigeru Ishii*2
    Executive Vice President
    President, Representative Director, Sony Financial Holdings Inc.
    Tsuyoshi Kodera
    Executive Vice President
    Officer in charge of Digital Transformation Strategy
    Deputy President, Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
    Representative Director and Deputy President, Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Toshimoto Mitomo
    Executive Vice President
    Officer in charge of Intellectual Property and Business Incubation Platform
    Sony Group China Representative
    Senior General Manager, Startup Acceleration Division
    Hiroaki Kitano
    Executive Vice President
    Officer in charge of AI Collaboration
    President and Chief Executive Officer, Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc.
    Hiroshi Kawano
    Senior Vice President
    Representative Director and Deputy President,
    President, Consumer & Professional Business Sector,
    Sony Imaging Products & Solutions Inc.
    Masaru Tamagawa
    Senior Vice President
    Global Sales & Marketing Officer
    Representative Director and Chairman, Sony Marketing Inc.
    Hideyuki Furumi
    Senior Vice President
    President, Sony Europe B.V.
    Masayuki Hattori
    Senior Vice President
    In charge of Research and Development, R&D Center
    Natsuko Takei
    Senior Vice President
    In charge of Legal, Compliance and Privacy
    Senior General Manager, Legal Department
    Izumi Kawanishi
    Senior Vice President
    In charge of AI Robotics Business
    Michael Fasulo
    Senior Vice President
    President and COO, Sony North America
    Tomoo Hagimoto
    Senior Vice President
    President, Representative Director, Sony Life Insurance Co., Ltd.
    Hiroyuki Sato*2
    Senior Vice President
    In charge of Quality
    Senior General Manager, Quality Management Department
    Kazuhiko Takeda
    Senior Vice President
    In charge of Disc Manufacturing Business
    Deputy President and CFO, Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
    Hidehiko Teshirogi
    Senior Vice President
    In charge of Development/Technology/Design, Sony Imaging Products & Solutions Inc.
    Mitsuya Kishida
    Senior Vice President
    Representative Director and President,
    Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Atsuko Murakami*2
    Senior Vice President
    In charge of Finance Project
    Masayasu Ito
    Senior Vice President
    EVP, Hardware Engineering and Operation, Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
    Deputy President, Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Kazuo Kii
    Senior Vice President
    Representative Director and Executive Deputy President,
    President, TV Business Group,
    Sony Home Entertainment & Sound Products Inc.
    Masaaki Kojima
    Senior Vice President
    In charge of Procurement/Manufacturing/Operation Improvement,
    Sony Imaging Products & Solutions Inc.
    Director, Executive Deputy President
    Sony Global Manufacturing & Operations Corporation
    Shigeru Kumekawa
    Senior Vice President
    Representative Director and President, Sony Marketing Inc.
    Corporate Executive and President, Sony Marketing Japan
    Kimio Maki
    Senior Vice President
    Director, Executive Deputy President, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Yoshinori Matsumoto 
    Senior Vice President
    Director, Executive Deputy President,
    President, V&S Business Group,
    Sony Home Entertainment & Sound Products Inc.
    Hiroshi Takahashi
    Senior Vice President
    Sony Group China Deputy Representative
    President, Sony (China) Co., Ltd
    Makoto Toyoda
    Senior Vice President
    Chief Information Officer
    President, Representative Director, Sony Global Solutions Inc.
    Ryuji Omura
    Senior Vice President
    Executive Deputy President, Mobility & IoT Solutions,
    Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation*3
    Naomi Matsuoka
    Senior Vice President
    In charge of Corporate Planning and Control, Finance and IR
    Senior General Manager, Corporate Planning and Control Department
    Senior General Manager, Finance Department
    • *1Following the launch of Sony Group Corporation on April 1, 2021, Sony Electronics Corporation will succeed the company name "Sony Corporation." Shigeki Ishizuka will be appointed Vice Chairman, Representative Corporate Executive Officer in order to ensure a smooth transition.
    • *2Scheduled to retire on June 26, 2020.
    • *3Scheduled to be appointed Officer in Charge of Technology Intelligence and Relations, Sony Corporation, and Director, Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation on July 1, 2020.

    Executive Appointment (as of June 23, 2020)

    Masashi Oka
    (Newly Appointed)
    Senior Executive Vice President
    President & CEO, Representative Director, Sony Financial Holdings, Inc.*4
    • *4Following approval at the Ordinary Meeting of Shareholders of Sony Financial Holdings Inc., the appointment is subject to the approval of the Board of Directors, both to be held on June 23, 2020.

    Executive Appointments (as of June 26, 2020)

    Karen L. Halby
    (Newly Appointed)
    Senior Vice President
    Executive Vice President, Sony Corporation of America
    Hirotoshi Korenaga
    (Newly Appointed)
    Senior Vice President
    Senior General Manager, Global Accounting Division
    Yuichi Oshima
    (Newly Appointed)
    Senior Vice President
    Senior General Manager, Planning and Control Division,
    Sony Home Entertainment & Sound Products Inc.
    Hisashi Tamai
    (Newly Appointed)
    Senior Vice President
    In charge of System and Platform Technology Development, Fundamental Technology Research and Development, R&D Center

    Executive to Retire (as of June 26, 2020)

    Michinori Mizuno
    Executive Vice President
    Officer in charge of Music Business (Japan),
    Chairman, Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc.
    Shigeru Ishii
    Executive Vice President
    President, Representative Director, Sony Financial Holdings Inc.
    Hiroyuki Sato
    Senior Vice President
    In charge of Quality
    Senior General Manager, Quality Management Department
    Atsuko Murakami
    Senior Vice President
    In charge of Finance Project

    Executive Chief Engineer Appointments (as of June 26, 2020)

    Teruo Hirayama
    Strategic Assistant to Corporate Executive Officer in charge of R&D Center
    Keiichiro Shimada
    In charge of Technology Policy and Relations

    Executive Chief Engineer to Retire (as of June 26, 2020)

    Yasuhiro Ueda
    In charge of Technology Policy and Relations
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