Updated on June 26, 2020

Governance Framework

Sony Corporation is governed by the Board of Directors (the "Board") , the members of which are elected at the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders. Under the Companies Act of Japan, a "Company with Three Committees" is required to have three committees: the Nominating Committee, the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee. The Companies Act also requires the Board to appoint Corporate Executive Officers (Shikko-yaku) , who make decisions regarding the execution of Sony's business activities within the scope of the authority delegated to them by the Board. Sony Corporation has appointed its Chief Executive Officer ("CEO") , who is responsible for Sony's overall management, and other officers who are responsible for important and extensive headquarters functions as Corporate Executive Officers. Sony Corporation has also appointed Corporate Executive Officers, including the CEO and other officers, that assume important roles for the management of Sony as Senior Executives. In addition, Sony grants titles, such as Senior Executive Vice President, Executive Vice President and Senior Vice President, to management team members in accordance with their respective roles and responsibilities.

Directors and Senior Executives who were elected in June, 2020

Directors

  • Chairman of the Board: Shuzo Sumi*1
    Senior Executive Advisor, Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd.
    Former Chairman of the Board, Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc.
  • Vice Chairman of the Board: Kazuo Matsunaga*1
    Chairman of the Board, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck & Bus Corporation
    Former Vice-Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
  • Kenichiro Yoshida
    Representative Corporate Executive Officer, Chairman, President and CEO, Sony Corporation
  • Hiroki Totoki
    Representative Corporate Executive Officer, Executive Deputy President, CFO, Sony Corporation
  • Director in charge of Information Security: Tim Schaaff
    Chief Product Officer, Intertrust Technologies Corporation
    Former President, Sony Network Entertainment International LLC
  • Toshiko Oka*1
    CEO, Oka & Company Ltd.
  • Sakie Akiyama*1
    Founder, Saki Corporation
  • Wendy Becker*1
    Chairperson of the Board, Logitech International SA
    Non-Executive Director, Great Portland Estates plc
  • Yoshihiko Hatanaka*1
    Representative Director, Chairman of the Board, Astellas Pharma Inc.
  • Adam Crozier*1*2
    Former CEO, ITV plc
    Former CEO, Royal Mail Group Ltd
  • Keiko Kishigami*1*2
    Certified Public Accountant
    Board Member, WWF Japan
    Former Partner, Ernst & Young ShinNihon LLC
  • Joseph A. Kraft Jr.*1*2
    CEO, Rorschach Advisory Inc.
    Former Deputy Branch Manager & Managing Director,
    Bank of America Merrill Lynch Japan
    Former Managing Director, Morgan Stanley Japan

<Composition of Committees>

Nominating Committee
Shuzo Sumi*1 (Chair)
Yoshihiko Hatanaka*1
Adam Crozier*1*2
Kenichiro Yoshida

Audit Committee
Kazuo Matsunaga*1 (Chair)
Toshiko Oka*1
Keiko Kishigami*1*2

Compensation Committee
Wendy Becker*1 (Chair)
Sakie Akiyama*1
Joseph A. Kraft Jr.*1*2

  • *1:An Outside Director who satisfies the requirements under item 15, Article 2 of the Companies Act.
  • *2:A newly appointed Director

Senior Executives

  • Kenichiro Yoshida
    Chairman, President and CEO
    Representative Corporate Executive Officer
  • Hiroki Totoki
    Executive Deputy President, CFO
    Representative Corporate Executive Officer
  • Shigeki Ishizuka
    Vice Chairman
    Representative Corporate Executive Officer
    Officer in charge of Electronics Products & Solutions Business
    Officer in charge of Storage Media BusinessRepresentative 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
     Officer in charge of Consumer AV Sales & Marketing,
     Officer in charge of Manufacturing, Logistics, Procurement and 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 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 Business (Global)
    Chairman and CEO, Sony / ATV Music Publishing LLC
  • Masashi Oka
    Senior Executive Vice President
    President & CEO, Representative Director, Sony Financial Holdings, Inc.
  • Shiro Kambe
    Senior Executive Vice President
    Corporate Executive Officer
    Officer in charge of Legal, Compliance, Corporate Communications, CSR, External Relations, Quality, Environment, Information Security 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
    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 CEO, Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc.

(Name and positions as of June 26, 2020)

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