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March 30, 2021

Sony Group Corporation Executive Appointments

    Tokyo, Japan – Sony Corporation* today announced candidates for the executives who will be responsible for the management of the Sony Group Corporation in FY2021. Following approvals from the appropriate governing committees, the candidates are scheduled to officially take up their positions after Sony’s Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders, due to be held in June, 2021.

    Executive Appointments

    [ Executives of equal rank are listed in order of appointment / changes to titles or areas of responsibility are underlined ]

    Kenichiro Yoshida
    Chairman, President and CEO
    Representative Corporate Executive Officer
    Hiroki Totoki
    Executive Deputy President and CFO
    Representative Corporate Executive Officer
    Shigeki Ishizuka
    Vice Chairman
    Representative Corporate Executive Officer
    Support for Electronics Businesses
    Officer in charge of Disc Manufacturing Business
    Officer in charge of Storage Media Business
    Officer in charge of Quality Management
    Toru Katsumoto
    Executive Deputy President and CTO
    Corporate Executive Officer
    Officer in charge of R&D
    Support for Medical Business
    President, R&D Center
    Terushi Shimizu
    Senior Executive Vice President
    Officer in charge of Imaging & Sensing Solutions Business
    Representative Director, President and CEO,
    Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Representative Director and President,
    Sony Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation
    Representative Director and President, Sony LSI Design Inc.
    Rob Stringer
    Senior Executive Vice President
    Officer in charge of Music Business (Global)
    Chairman, Sony Music Group
    CEO, Sony Music Entertainment
    Anthony Vinciquerra
    Senior Executive Vice President
    Officer in charge of Pictures Business
    Chairman and CEO, Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.
    Jim Ryan
    Senior 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.
    Shunsuke Muramatsu
    Senior Executive Vice President
    Officer in charge of Music Business (Japan)
    President and Representative Director of the Board, CEO,
    Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc.
    Jon Platt
    Senior Executive Vice President
    Officer in charge of Music Publishing (Global)
    Chairman and CEO, Sony Music Publishing
    Masashi Oka
    Senior Executive Vice President
    President and CEO, Representative Director, Sony Financial Holdings, Inc.
    Kimio Maki
    Senior Executive Vice President
    Officer in charge of Electronics Products & Solutions Business
    Representative Director, President and CEO, Sony Corporation
    Shiro Kambe
    Senior Executive Vice President
    Corporate Executive Officer
    Officer in charge of Legal, Compliance, Corporate Communications, Sustainability, External Relations, and Privacy
    Kazushi Ambe
    Senior Executive Vice President
    Corporate Executive Officer
    Officer in charge of Human Resources and General Affairs
    Tsuyoshi Kodera
    Executive Vice President
    CDO (Chief Digital Officer)
    Officer in charge of Digital Transformation Strategy, Information Systems, and Information Security
    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
    Hiroaki Kitano
    Executive Vice President
    Officer in charge of AI Collaboration
    President and CEO, Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc.
    Representative Director and CEO, Sony AI Inc.
    Natsuko Takei
    (Promoted)
    Executive Vice President
    Officer in charge of Legal, Compliance, and Privacy
    Senior General Manager, Legal Department
    Izumi Kawanishi
    (Promoted)
    Executive Vice President
    Officer in charge of AI Robotics Business
    Makoto Toyoda
    Senior Vice President
    CIO (Chief Information Officer)
    President, Representative Director, Sony Global Solutions Inc.
    Ryuji Omura
    Senior Vice President
    In charge of Technolog Intelligence and Relations
    Naomi Matsuoka
    Senior Vice President
    In charge of Corporate Planning and Control, Finance, and IR
    Karen L. Halby
    Senior Vice President
    In charge of Global Tax
    Executive Vice President, Sony Corporation of America
    Hirotoshi Korenaga
    Senior Vice President
    In charge of Accounting
    Senior General Manager, Global Accounting Division
    Hisashi Tamai
    Senior Vice President
    Deputy President, R&D Center
    Mark E. Khalil
    (Newly appointed)
    Senior Vice President
    President and General Counsel, Sony Corporation of America
    Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, Sony Electronics Inc.

    Executive to retire

    Masayuki Hattori
    Senior Vice President
    In charge of Research and Development, R&D Center

    Executive Chief Engineers to retire

    Teruo Hirayama
    Strategic Assistant to Corporate Executive Officer in charge of R&D Center
    Keiichiro Shimada
    In charge of Technology Policy and Relations
    • *As of April 1st 2021, Sony Corporation will change its company name to "Sony Group Corporation."
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