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June 28, 2022

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 105th Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders that took place today. The company's Chairman and Vice 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 24, 2022.

    Kenichiro Yoshida
    Chairman, President and CEO
    Representative Corporate Executive Officer
    Hiroki Totoki
    Executive Deputy President and CFO
    Representative Corporate Executive Officer
    Shuzo Sumi *1
    Senior Executive Advisor, Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd.
    Tim Schaaff
    Former Chief Product Officer, Intertrust Technologies Corporation
    Toshiko Oka *1
    Professor, Graduate School of Global Business, Meiji University
    Sakie Akiyama *1
    Founder, Saki Corporation
    Wendy Becker *1
    Chairperson of the Board, Logitech International S.A.
    Non-Executive Director, Oxford Nanopore Technologies plc
    Yoshihiko Hatanaka *1
    Former Representative Director, Chairman of the Board,
    Astellas Pharma Inc.
    Keiko Kishigami *1
    Certified Public Accountant in Japan
    Board Member, WWF Japan
    Joseph A. Kraft Jr. *1
    CEO, Rorschach Advisory Inc.
    • *1An Outside Director who satisfies the requirements under Item 15, Article 2 of the Companies Act of Japan

    Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Board

    • Chairman of the Board
      Shuzo Sumi
    • Vice Chairman of the Board
      Yoshihiko Hatanaka

    Chair and Members of the Committees

    • Nominating Committee
      Chair : Shuzo Sumi
      Members : Yoshihiko Hatanaka, Wendy Becker
    • 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 announcement on March 24, 2022.
      [Executives of equal rank are listed in order of appointment]
    • 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
      Officer in charge of Disc Manufacturing Business
      Officer in charge of Storage Media Business
      Officer in charge of Quality Management
    • Terushi Shimizu
      Senior Executive Vice President
      Officer in charge of Imaging & Sensing Solutions Business
      Representative Director, President and CEO,
      Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    • 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 Group Inc.
    • Kimio Maki
      Senior Executive Vice President
      Officer in charge of Entertainment, Technology & Services 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, Brand Strategy, Sustainability, and External Relations
    • Kazushi Ambe
      Senior Executive Vice President
      Corporate Executive Officer
      Officer in charge of Human Resources and General Affairs
    • Toshimoto Mitomo*2
      Senior Executive Vice President
      Corporate Executive Officer
      Officer in charge of Intellectual Property and Business Incubation Platform
      Sony Group China Representative
      Senior General Manager, Startup Acceleration Division
      Senior General Manager, Business Development Office
    • Hiroaki Kitano
      Senior Executive Vice President and CTO
      Corporate Executive Officer
      Officer in charge of R&D
      Officer in charge of AI Collaboration
      President and CEO, Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc.
      Representative Director and CEO, Sony AI Inc.
    • Tsuyoshi Kodera
      Executive Vice President
      CDO (Chief Digital Officer)
      Officer in charge of Digital Transformation Strategy, Information
      Systems, and Information Security
      Senior General Manager, Corporate DX Office
    • Natsuko Takei
      Executive Vice President
      Officer in charge of Legal, Compliance, and Privacy
      Senior General Manager, Legal Department
    • Izumi Kawanishi
      Executive Vice President
      Officer in charge of AI Robotics Business
      Senior General Manager, AI Robotics Business Group
      Representative Director, President and CEO, Sony Mobility Inc.
    • *2Scheduled to be appointed Senior General Manager, New Business Exploration Division, Sony Group Corporation and Chairman, Sony (China) Ltd. on July 1, 2022.
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