Updated on June 18, 2019

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 that directly report to the CEO and who are responsible for important and extensive headquarters functions as Corporate Executive Officers. In addition to these statutory bodies and positions, 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, 2019

Directors

  • Chairman of the Board: Shuzo Sumi*1
    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, President and CEO, Sony Corporation
  • Hiroki Totoki
    Representative Corporate Executive Officer, Senior Executive Vice President, CFO, Sony Corporation
  • Director in charge of Information Security: Tim Schaaff
    Chief Product Officer, Intertrust Technologies Corporation
    Independent Startup Advisor
    Former President, Sony Network Entertainment International LLC
  • Koichi Miyata*1
    Chairman of the Board, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc.
    Chairman of the Board, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
  • John V. Roos*1
    Former United States Ambassador to Japan
    Founding Partner, Geodesic Capital
  • Eriko Sakurai*1
    Chairman and CEO, Representative Director, Dow Toray Co., Ltd.
  • Kunihito Minakawa*1
    Former Audit and Supervisory Board Member, Ricoh Company, Ltd.
  • Toshiko Oka*1
    CEO, Oka & Company Ltd.
  • Sakie Akiyama*1*2
    Founder, Saki Corporation
  • Wendy Becker*1*2
    Non-Executive Director, Logitech International SA
    Non-Executive Director, Great Portland Estates plc
  • Yoshihiko Hatanaka*1*2
    Representative Director, Chairman of the Board, Astellas Pharma Inc.

<Composition of Committees>

Nominating Committee
Shuzo Sumi*1(Chair)
Koichi Miyata*1
John V. Roos*1
Yoshihiko Hatanaka*1*2
Kenichiro Yoshida

Audit Committee
Kazuo Matsunaga*1(Chair)
Kunihito Minakawa*1
Toshiko Oka*1
Sakie Akiyama*1*2

Compensation Committee
Eriko Sakurai*1(Chair)
Koichi Miyata*1
Wendy Becker*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*
    President and CEO
  • Hiroki Totoki*
    Senior Executive Vice President, CFO
  • Shigeki Ishizuka
    Senior Executive Vice President
    Officer in charge of Electronics Products & Solutions Business
    Officer in charge of Storage Media Business
    Representative Director and President, Sony Imaging Products & Solutions Inc.
    President, Digital Imaging Group
  • Ichiro Takagi
    Senior Executive Vice President
    Assistant to Senior Executive Vice President 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 and President, Sony Home Entertainment & Sound Products Inc.
  • Toru Katsumoto**
    Senior Executive Vice President
    Officer in charge of R&D
    Officer in charge of Medical business
    President, R&D Center
    Senior General Manager, Corporate Technology Strategy Division
    Representative Director and Deputy President, Sony Imaging Products & Solutions Inc.
  • Shiro Kambe**
    Executive Vice President
    Officer in charge of Legal, Compliance, Corporate Communications, CSR, External Relations, Quality, Environment, Information Security and Privacy
  • Kazushi Ambe**
    Executive Vice President
    Officer in charge of Human Resources and General Affairs
  • Terushi Shimizu
    Executive Vice President
    Officer in charge of Semiconductor Business
    Representative Director and President, Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Representative Director and President, Sony Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation
  • Michinori Mizuno
    Executive Vice President
    Officer in charge of Music Business (Japan)
    Chairman and Representative Director, CEO, Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc.
  • Shigeru Ishii
    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.
  • Rob Stringer
    Executive Vice President
    Officer in charge of Music Business (Global)
    CEO, Sony Music Entertainment
  • Anthony Vinciquerra
    Executive Vice President
    Officer in charge of Pictures Business
    Chairman and CEO, Sony Pictures 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
  • Jim Ryan
    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.
  • *Representative Corporate Executive Officer
  • **Corporate Executive Officer

(Name and positions as of June 18, 2019)

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