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Sony Interactive Entertainment appoints Jim Ryan as president and CEO

Jim Ryan

Sony Interactive Entertainment deputy president Jim Ryan will be appointed president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment effective April 1, the company announced.

Current president and CEO John (Tsuyoshi) Kodera, who was appointed his current position in October 2017, will take on Jim Ryan’s former role and dedicate his focus on creating “innovative user experiences and further enhancing the network area.”

Jim Ryan will also assume the role of representative director and president of Sony Interactive Entertainment’s Japan-based legal entity, Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc., and John Kodera will become its representative director and deputy president. Jim Ryan will report directly to Sony Corporation president Kenichiro Yoshida.

Jim Ryan first joined Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe in 1994, and has since held a number of senior positions within the company. In 2011 he was appointed Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe president and led the PlayStation business in more than 100 countries. He also served as Sony Interactive Entertainment head of global sales and marketing since April 2016. He has been deputy president of the company since January 2018, and has supported John Kodera in developing the PlayStation business.

Find comments from the involved parties below.

Kenichiro Yoshida – President, Sony Corporation

“Our Game Network Services business has grown into the Sony Group’s largest business in terms of both sales and operating income. Furthermore, our business in this domain holds significant importance as our growth driver going forward. At the same time, this industry is relentlessly fast-moving, and to remain the market leader, we must constantly evolve ourselves with a sense of urgency. Based on extensive discussions with John, I have decided to change the management structure of SIE to ensure sustainable evolution of the PlayStation platform and further growth of the network area. Jim

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