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Kazuo Hirai

CEO of Sony Corporation and (formerly) bosco of various other Sony Corporation arms

Kazuo Hirai

Kazuo "Kaz" Hirai is currently the CEO of Sony Corporation. Adding to his large portfolio Hirai is also the president of Sony's Consumer Products & Services Group.

On April 1, 2012, Hirai was promoted to president and CEO of the Sony Corporation, replacing Howard Stringer, who moved on to become Chairman.1

On June 28, 2012, Hirai stepped down as chairman and executive director of Sony Computer Entertainment2

In 2010 Hirai received a salary and bonus worth over US$1.3 million3.

  1. Gamasutra

  2. Sony Boss Steps Down From Sony Computer Entertainment - Kotaku

  3. Forbes

News & Blogs

Sony Corporation to Axe 10,000 Jobs

Having been in the job for little over a week, new CEO of Sony Corporation Kazuo Hirai has been searching for a way to fix huge financial woes - the company has faced significant financial loss four years in a row as previously reported1. According to the Wall Street Journal, Hirai is set to announce a large restructuring plan which is reported to include the loss of 10,000 jobs, or 6% of the global workforce. Read on

  1. /sblog/2472/sony-corporation-heads-to-29-billion-annual-loss-hirai-to-take-over-as-ceo


Sony Corporation Heads to $2.9 Billion Annual Loss, Hirai to Take Over as CEO

Sony posted a $2.9 billion loss for October-December 2011 making this the forth year in a row the company has faced significant financial loss1. Kazuo Hirai will be promoted to CEO of Sony Corporation2, moving up from his current role as President of the Consumer Products & Services Group (as well as other executive roles within the company). Hirai will be replacing current CEO Howard Stringer on April 1, 2012 and will be charged with bringing the company back into the black. Read on

  1. Reuters

  2. Gamasutra

PlayStation Vita Unveiled, Has Bad Name

BlogSony have officially unveiled the PlayStation Vita (previously known as the NGP). SCE's president Kazuo Hirai officially announced the device at E3 2011. Apparently vita means "life" in Latin. I personally associate 'vita' with either Vitalin from Commander Keen Episode V: The Armageddon Machine or Arnott's wholegrain crackers. The device will retail for US$249 or US$299 for the Wi-Fi and 3G models respectively. The device is currently slated for a late 2011 release.

Of course, the most exciting thing about the device is the potential for Zone of the Enders and Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner to be released on the device in HD glory. Read on

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