The lights are on
It's official: Kaz Hirai has been named President and CEO of Sony Corp. effective April 1. He was previously named Chairman back in June 2011. Howard Stringer, currently Chairman, CEO and President, will become Chairman of the Board of Directors in June, 2012, Sony said in a statement.
“As challenging as times are for Sony now, were it not for the strong leadership of Sir Howard Stringer these past seven years, we would have been in a much more difficult position," Kaz 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 path we must take is clear: to drive the growth of our core electronics businesses - primarily digital imaging, smart mobile and game; to turn around the television business; and to accelerate the innovation that enables us to create new business domains."
He added: "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."
Sony denied a report from Japan last month confirming his promotion.
They should get the rights to Overblood and make Overblood 3, I mean his name rhymes with Raz. I think they should have Overblood 3 as a PS3 title or a launch title for the PS4, and then have a spinoff game about Pipo on the Vita.
The company does not comment on rumors or speculation.
Vegeta, what does the scouter say about his bluster level?
It’s over 9000!!!
Liam Neeson Voice: RELEASE THE MEMES!
But seriously does Sony realize that his quotes are still really popular ways to make fun of them? And you're putting him on a pedestal for everyone to judge him further? I hope it works out but some people will have fun with this...
I remember Sony denying Kaz's promotion. Seems a little odd, but understandable with the whole way business works, and all. Congratulations to him!
Congrats! I hope he makes all the right choices for the company
Time for a new bigger office.
Not really a fan, but nothing against him, either. Kind of like Obama & the White House! So, whatever.
I wonder how hell like his new office
anytime sony says somethings not real it usally is lol.
Hirai is movinn' on up, unlike the sales of Move.
Ya for Kaz
I bet when he get's in his new office he'll have a letter waiting on his desk: April fools!
HIRAI! HIRAI! HIRAI! HURRAY!
Kaz for Prez woo! Hope you bring good stuff to Sony fans.
So we WILL see PS4 in E3.
Looks like Microsoft is in for a whirlwind.