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April 25, 2008

Executive Appointments

Tokyo, Japan- At its Board of Directors Meeting held on April 24, 2008, Sony Corporation decided candidates for the positions of Member of the Board. The selections are subject to the approval of the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders to be held on June 20, 2008.

Members of the Board (*Independent Director)
The candidates for Board Members are as follows. Four new Board Members have been selected (**).

  • Howard Stringer
  • Ryoji Chubachi
  • Katsumi Ihara
  • Yotaro Kobayashi*
    Chief Corporate Advisor, Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
  • Sakie T. Fukushima*
    Representative Director & Regional Managing Director-Japan, Korn/Ferry International
  • Yoshihiko Miyauchi*
    Director, Representative Executive Officer,
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,
    ORIX Corporation
  • Yoshiaki Yamauchi*
    Director, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc.
  • Peter Bonfield*
    Member of the Board, Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson
  • Fueo Sumita*
    Chief of Sumita Accounting Office
  • Fujio Cho*
    Chairman, Toyota Motor Corporation
  • Ryuji Yasuda* 
    Professor, Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy, Hitotsubashi University
  • Yukako Uchinaga*(**)
    Director, Vice Chairman, Benesse Corporation
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Berlitz International, Inc.
  • Mitsuaki Yahagi*(**)
    Chairman of the Board, The Japan Research Institute, Limited
  • Tsun-Yan Hsieh*(**)
    Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company
  • Roland A. Hernandez*(**)
    Retired Chairman and CEO, Telemundo Group, Inc
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