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April 27, 2001
Sony Announces Executive- Level Changes in Management
Sony Corporation today announced executive-level changes in management for Directors, Statutory Auditors, Corporate Executive Officers and Group Executive Officers. The changes were proposed by the Nominating Committee and approved today at a Board of Directors' Meeting. The new appointments of Directors and Statutory Auditors are subject to approval at the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders to be held on June 21, 2001.
1) New Board of Directors candidate
2) Resigning Director from Sony Corporation Board
3) New Statutory Auditor candidate
4) Resigning Statutory Auditor
5) New Corporate Executive Officers (effective June 21, 2001)
6)Resigning Corporate Executive Officers (effective June 21, 2001)
7) New Group Executive Officer (effective May 1, 2001)
Sony Announces Göran Lindahl as Candidate for Appointment to the Board of Directors
Sony Corporation has chosen Göran Lindahl, former president and CEO of ABB, as a candidate for the Sony Board of Directors. The appointment is scheduled for ratification at the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders to be held on June 21, 2001. The Sony Board of Directors will therefore consist of 12 persons (including 4 external directors) as of June 21, 2001.
As president and CEO of ABB, Mr. Lindahl made remarkable contributions in reorganizing the operations and structure of this European company as it pursued global business expansion.
Mr. Lindahl has rich experience in devising organizational structures that permit speedy and flexible management even within a large corporation. He is also deeply knowledgeable about integrating diverse business operations and geographical areas into a unified corporate culture. As Sony develops its own global operations for a new era, Mr. Lindahl's wisdom and advice will prove invaluable.
Göran Lindahl Profile
1971 - Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden (Honorary Doctorate Degree from Chalmers University of Gothenburg awarded in 1993)
1983 - 1986 - President of various ASEA companies
1986 - Executive Vice President, ASEA AB
1997 - President and Chief Executive Officer, ABB Asea Brown Boveri (resigned December 2000)
* ABB Asea Brown Boveri changed its name to ABB in 1998
Since 1985 also responsible for various geographical areas (Middle East, Africa, Indian subcontinent, Central and Eastern Europe), and from 1993 focused on building up ABB's operations throughout Asia.
Previously a member of various Boards including ABB, Atlas Copco and SAAB.