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February 12, 2021

Executive Appointments (effective April 1, 2021)

    Tokyo, Japan - As announced in May, 2020, the Sony Group will implement a series of changes to its organizational structure, effective April 1, 2021, and the new Sony Corporation will be established to oversee its electronics business (the Electronics Products & Solutions segment in Sony's current financial disclosure). The executive structure for the new company is outlined below.

    Following this realignment, Sony Corporation executives currently in key positions within core Sony Group businesses will be positioned as executives of their operating companies, and will continue to strive to create value in each business.

    Sony Corporation

    <Directors / Statutory Auditor>

    Kimio Maki
    Representative Director
    Kenichiro Yoshida
    Chairman
    Ichiro Takagi
    Vice Chairman
    Hiroki Totoki
    Shigeki Ishizuka
    Toru Katsumoto
    Hirotoshi Korenaga
    Statutory Auditor

    <Corporate Executives>

    Kimio Maki
    President and CEO
    Kazuo Kii
    Executive Deputy President
    President, Home Entertainment & Sound Products Business Group
    President, TV Business Group
    Officer in charge of Manufacturing, Procurement, Engineering Platform and Sales & Marketing
    Yoshinori Matsumoto
    Executive Deputy President
    President, New Business & Technology Development Group
    Deputy President, Home Entertainment & Sound Products Business Group
    Officer in charge of Technology Policy and Relations
    Hiroshi Kawano
    Executive Vice President
    President, Service Business Group*1
    Officer in charge of Brand
    Mitsuya Kishida
    Executive Vice President
    President, Mobile Communications Business Group
    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.
    Hidehiko Teshirogi
    Senior Vice President
    Senior General Manager, Advanced Technology Management, New Business & Technology Development Group
    Masaaki Kojima
    Senior Vice President
    In charge of Quality, CS and Design Reform Promotion
    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
    Hiroshi Takahashi
    Senior Vice President
    Sony Group China Deputy Representative
    President, Sony (China) Co., Ltd
    Yuichi Oshima
    Senior Vice President and CFO
    In charge of Information Systems, Information Security and Logistics
    Mami Imada
    (Newly appointed*2)
    Senior Vice President
    In charge of Corporate Communications, External Relations and Sustainability
    [(Continues as) Senior General Manager, Corporate Communications Department,
    Senior General Manager, Sustainability Department, Sony Group Corporation]
    Kenji Tanaka
    (Newly appointed*2)
    Senior Vice President
    President, Imaging Products & Solutions Business Group
    Hiroshi Yamamoto
    (Newly appointed*2)
    Senior Vice President
    In charge of Human Resources and General Affairs
    • *1Service Business Group will be responsible for Sports business, FeliCa business and Sony PCL.
    • *2The announcement of newly appointed Senior Vice Presidents is being made for the first time, and is in addition to the executive appointments announced on November 17th, 2020.

    For reference:

    Subsequent to the changes above, the executive structure at the new Sony Group Corporation (currently Sony Corporation) as of April 1, 2021 will be as follows.

    Sony Group Corporation

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

    Kenichiro Yoshida
    Chairman, President and CEO
    Representative Corporate Executive Officer
    Hiroki Totoki
    Executive Deputy President and CFO
    Representative Corporate Executive Officer
    Shigeki Ishizuka
    Vice Chairman
    Representative Corporate Executive Officer
    Support for Electronics Businesses
    Officer in charge of Quality Management
    Toru Katsumoto
    Executive Deputy President and CTO
    Corporate Executive Officer
    Officer in charge of R&D
    Support for Medical Business
    President, R&D Center
    Terushi Shimizu
    Senior Executive Vice President
    Officer in charge of Imaging & Sensing Solutions Business
    Representative Director, President and CEO,
    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
    CEO, 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 Music Publishing
    Masashi Oka
    Senior Executive Vice President
    President and CEO, Representative Director, Sony Financial Holdings, Inc.
    Kimio Maki
    (Newly Appointed)
    Senior Executive Vice President
    Officer in charge of Electronics Products & Solutions Business
    Representative Director, President and CEO, Sony Corporation
    Shiro Kambe
    Senior Executive Vice President
    Corporate Executive Officer
    Officer in charge of Legal, Compliance, Corporate Communications, Sustainability, External Relations and Privacy
    Kazushi Ambe
    Senior Executive Vice President
    Corporate Executive Officer
    Officer in charge of Human Resources and General Affairs
    Tsuyoshi Kodera
    Executive Vice President
    Officer in charge of Digital Transformation Strategy, Information Systems and Information Security
    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 CEO, Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc.
    Representative Director and CEO, Sony AI Inc.
    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
    Makoto Toyoda
    Senior Vice President
    CIO
    President, Representative Director, Sony Global Solutions Inc.
    Ryuji Omura
    Senior Vice President
    In charge of Technology Intelligence and Relations
    Naomi Matsuoka
    Senior Vice President
    In charge of Corporate Planning and Control, Finance and IR
    Karen L. Halby
    Senior Vice President
    Executive Vice President, Sony Corporation of America
    Hirotoshi Korenaga
    Senior Vice President
    Senior General Manager, Global Accounting Division
    Hisashi Tamai
    Senior Vice President
    In charge of System and Platform Technology Development,            
    Fundamental Technology Research and Development, R&D Center

    <Executive Chief Engineers>

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