Sony's CEO Stepping Down

Published: Wilson Clark

On: Feb 2018

Sony's chief executive Kazuo Hirai is stepping down handing over the charge of the company to finance chief Kenichiro Yoshida.

Mr Yoshida will take over the control of the company from 1 April. While Mr Hirai will remain at Sony as chairman.

Under these two, Sony sold its PC business and launched the successful PlayStation 4 video game console.

Sony reported a record profit of $3.2bn for the quarter, compared with 92.4 billion yen in the same period the year before.

On taking the charge of the Comoany, Mr Yoshida said he wanted to build on the management foundation formed under Mr Hirai's leadership to improve Sony's competitiveness as a global company.