Kazuo Hirai

Director, President and CEO
Sony Corporation

Born in December, 1960
Place of birth: Tokyo, Japan

April 1984 Joined CBS/Sony Inc. (currently Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc.)
August 1995 Joined Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA)
July 1996 Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, SCEA
October 1997 Corporate Executive Officer, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI)
April 1999 President and Chief Operating Officer, SCEA
August 2003 President and Chief Executive Officer, SCEA
April 2003 Corporate Executive, Chief Operating Officer, SCEI
July 2006 Corporate Executive, Group Executive Vice President, SCEI
December 2006 President and Group Chief Operating Officer, SCEI (Chairman, SCEA)
December 2006 Group Executive, Sony Corporation
June 2007 President and Group Chief Executive Officer, SCEI (Chairman, SCEA)
April 2009 Corporate Executive Officer, EVP,
President of Networked Products & Services Group, Sony Corporation
April 2011 Representative Corporate Executive Officer, Executive Deputy President,
President of Consumer Products & Services Group,
Officer in charge of Common Software Platform, Global Sales & Marketing Platform and Creative Center, Sony Corporation
September 2011 Chairman, SCEI
April 2012 to present President and CEO, Representative Corporate Executive Officer, Sony Corporation
June 2012 to present Director, Sony Corporation
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