Thursday, October 08, 2015
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
AT&T Customers Allowed To Make Calls Over Wi-Fi
Amazon Launches App Developing Platform For IoT
18.4-inch Samsung Galaxy View Tablet Passes FCC Certification
Facebook to Test Emoji Icons
Lite-On Introduces New EP2 SSD With NVMe Protocol
SanDisk and HP Team Up to Create Memory-Driven Computing Solutions
IBM Takes On Intel's x86 Systems With New Linux Servers
LG Triples OLED TV Line-up, Slashes Prices
Active Discussions
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
How to burn a backup copy of The Frozen Throne
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
 Home > News > General Computing > Hirai T...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Wednesday, February 01, 2012
Hirai To become Sony President, CEO in April

Sony said on Wednesday that Vice President Kazuo Hirai will take over the roles of CEO and president on April 1 from Howard Stringer, who will retain the chairman's post.

Sony struggles to regain its standing in the consumer electronics sector in which it was once a driving force.

Hirai was promoted last Month to head consumer products and services, which makes up the bulk of Sony's $85 billion in annual sales.

Sony has forecast a fourth year in a row of net losses for the year ending on March 31.

Sony was late to embrace liquid crystal display televisions, a decision that has saddled its TV business with seven straight years of losses. When Apple's iPhone emerged, Sony's phone operations were slow to react, entangled in a complex joint venture with Sweden's Ericsson. The company's answer to the iPad reached market six months after Apple released a second version of its tablet computer.

"Three years ago, I started to work with the Board on succession plans, and in February, 2009 we named a new generation of leaders to be my management team. Among them was Kaz Hirai, who had distinguished himself through his work in the PlayStation and networked entertainment businesses. 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. It was my honor to recommend him to the Board for the positions of President and CEO, because he is ready to lead, and the time to make this change is now," said Sir Howard Stringer.

"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. 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. 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," Kazuo Hirai commented.

Hirai's experience in running the PlayStation business made him the logical choice to become the company's next president.

Sony aims to connect all of its electronics products to an emerging network offering music, movies, games and services that can engage a customer well after the product is sold.

Handset And TV Profits Push LG's Results        All News        Pioneer Releases New BDR-S07J BDXL Burner In Japan
Handset And TV Profits Push LG's Results     General Computing News      Symantec Gives pcAnywhere All-clear

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Sony Acquires Softkinetic Systems To Expand Its Image Sensor Offerings
Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation Established
New Sony Software Upgrade, Rolls For Xperia M2 and Xperia M2 Aqua
Sony Brings Hi-Res Audio to the Car
Sony Adds Uncompressed 14-Bit RAW Still Image Capture for New α Cameras
Sony Launches The Ultra-sensitive a7S II Full-frame Camera
New Sony Bravia X9000C 4K TV Is Extremely Thin
Sony Unveils Its New Products at IFA 2015
Sony Launches Remote-speaker Hybrid
Sony to Offer Drone Services
Sony introduces next generation SmartBand 2
Sony's Midrange Xperia C5 Ultra and M5 Smartphones Come With Strong Cameras

Most Popular News
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .