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June 22, 2021

Sony Group Corporation Director and Executive Appointments

    Tokyo, Japan – Sony Group Corporation announced the appointment of members to its Board of Directors following approval at the 104th Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders that took place today. The company’s Chairman of the Board, Chair and Members of the Nominating, Compensation and Audit Committees, and executives ranked Executive Vice President and above were also appointed or reported at a Meeting of the Board of Directors held after the above mentioned General Meeting of Shareholders.

    Members of the Board

    Note: The Directors appointed at this time are the same as the candidates announced on March 30, 2021.

    Kenichiro Yoshida
    Chairman, President and CEO
    Representative Corporate Executive Officer
    Hiroki Totoki
    Executive Deputy President and CFO
    Representative Corporate Executive Officer
    Shuzo Sumi *
    Senior Executive Advisor, Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd.
    Tim Schaaff
    Chief Product Officer, Intertrust Technologies Corporation
    Toshiko Oka *
    Professor, Graduate School of Global Business, Meiji University
    Sakie Akiyama *
    Founder, Saki Corporation
    Wendy Becker *
    Chairperson of the Board, Logitech International S.A.
    Non-Executive Director, Great Portland Estates plc
    Yoshihiko Hatanaka *
    Representative Director, Chairman of the Board,
    Astellas Pharma Inc.
    Adam Crozier *
    Chairman of the Board, Whitbread plc
    Chairman of the Board, ASOS plc
    Chairman of the Board, Kantar Group Limited.
    Keiko Kishigami *
    Certified Public Accountant in Japan
    Board Member, WWF Japan
    Joseph A. Kraft Jr. *
    CEO, Rorschach Advisory Inc.
    • *An Outside Director who satisfies the requirements under Item 15, Article 2 of the Companies Act of Japan

    Chairman of the Board

    • Chairman of the Board
      Shuzo Sumi

    Chair and Members of the Committees

    • Nominating Committee
      Chair : Shuzo Sumi
      Members : Yoshihiko Hatanaka, Adam Crozier
    • Compensation Committee
      Chair : Wendy Becker
      Members : Sakie Akiyama, Yoshihiko Hatanaka
    • Audit Committee
      Chair : Toshiko Oka
      Members : Keiko Kishigami, Joseph A. Kraft Jr.

    Executive Vice Presidents and above

    • Note:The Executives appointed at this time are the same as the candidates announced on March 30, 2021.
      [ 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 Domain
      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 Services 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, Privacy, Corporate Communications, Sustainability, and External Relations*
    • 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
      Senior General Manager, AI Robotics Business Group
    • *Scheduled to be appointed Officer in charge of Legal, Compliance, Privacy, Corporate Communications, Brand Strategy, Sustainability, and External Relations, Sony Group Corporation on July 1, 2021.
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