Kaz Hirai to replace Stringer as Sony president, says report
- Posted January 6th, 2012 at 19:39 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 9 Comments
Nikkei is reporting that Kazuo Hirai, executive deputy president of Sony Computer Entertainment, is to replace Sir Howard Stringer as president of the Japanese electronics giant.
According to the report (via Reuters), details are to be finalised in a board meeting next month, and Hirai may be promoted to the role of Sony president as early as April 2012.
In addition to his duties as deputy president, Hirai also manages Sony’s consumer businesses. Meanwhile, it is believed that Stringer will stay on as chairman and chief executive officer.
Stay tuned for more info as we get it.
- 3:21pm EST - January 6th, 2012
- 4:24pm EST - January 6th, 2012
Good. When it comes to video games I prefer the Japanese to take lead.
- 7:05pm EST - January 6th, 2012
Cool, I have a lot of respect for him.
Rukusho | Rukusho
- 8:11pm EST - January 6th, 2012
Agreed the japanese do know their games.
- 4:49am EST - January 7th, 2012
Is it just me, or is it starting to seem like Kaz Harai was actually being "groomed" for the position all these years?
Get someone with ability (someone who can be seen as Japanese & Western), promote them into positions for experience, put them in the public eye to gain recongnition & acceptance, gauge their popularity & then make the final move?
Meh.....I guess you can read anything into any series of events.
- 6:05am EST - January 7th, 2012
Kaz is likeable, which makes me like him :)
- 5:28pm EST - January 7th, 2012
it's about time Sony and the Japanese get rid of that worthless Gaijin.
- 9:24am EST - January 8th, 2012
az seems like a really cool guy, he's always the best Sony presenter at E3 (besides Kevin Butler).
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