Hirai to officially become CEO on April 1st; current incumbent Howard Stringer to assume role of chairman of the board

Sony reveals next president as Kaz Hirai

Sony has at long last confirmed the rumours of Kaz Hirai’s appointment as president and CEO of the company.

The change will take effect as of April 1st 2012. Current chairman, CEO and president Sir Howard Stringer will assume the role of chairman of the board of directors in June.

“As challenging as times are for Sony now, were it not for the strong leadership of Sir Howard Stringer these past seven years, we would have been in a much more difficult position,” Hirai stated.

“I am grateful to Sir Howard and to the Board for their confidence in me, and I look forward to working with everyone at Sony more closely than ever before to build a strong future for our customers, shareholders, partners and employees."

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