Kazuo Hirai becomes president, CEO of Sony in April

Posted on Feb 1 2012 - 11:24am by Manzar Chaudhury

Kazuo Hirai, present Vice President of Sony Corp, is going to be the CEO and president of Sony on April 1, said the Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in, Minato, Tokyo, on Wednesday.

Last month, Japanese media reported that Hirai would become Howard Stringer’s successor in the company.

Mr Hirai said,

“I am grateful to Sir Howard and to the Board for their confidence in me, and I look forward to working with everyone at Sony more closely than ever before to build a strong future for our customers, shareholders, partners and employees.”

“The foundations are now firmly in place for the new management team and me to fully leverage Sony’s diverse electronics product portfolio, in conjunction with our rich entertainment assets and growing array of networked services, to engage with our customers around the world in new and exciting ways,” he added.

Howard Stringer, the Welsh-born American businessman and the chairman, president and CEO of Sony Corporation, said

“Kaz is a globally focused executive for whom technology and the cloud are familiar territory, content is highly valued, and digital transformation is second nature.”

“I believe his tough-mindedness and leadership skills will be of great benefit to the company and its customers in the months and years ahead. I look forward to helping Kaz in every way I can so that succession leads inevitably to success,” added Stringer.


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