After being involved with Sony Interactive Entertainment and Sony Group Corporation for 30 years, SIE President and CEO Jim Ryan has announced he will be retiring in March 2024. Having been with the brand before even the PlayStation 1 was launched, he has been involved in the launch of all five flagship PlayStation consoles, countless games and undoubtedly much, much more with the brand.
Below is a statement issued by Sony Interactive Entertainment, which outlines the next steps for the company starting at the beginning of October 2023:
To support Mr. Ryan in his transition, Sony Group Corporation President, COO and CFO Hiroki Totoki will assume the role of Chairman of SIE effective October 2023. Effective April 1, 2024, Mr. Totoki will be appointed Interim CEO of SIE while he continues his current role at Sony Group Corporation. Mr. Totoki will work closely with Sony Group Corporation Chairman and CEO Kenichiro Yoshida and the management team of SIE to help define the next chapter of PlayStation’s future, including the succession of the SIE CEO role.
Jim Ryan joined Sony Interactive Entertainment’s Europe-based legal entity, Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe (SIEE) — which was then Sony Computer Entertainment Europe — in 1994. Since then, he has held a number of senior positions at the company including President of SIEE, Head of Global Sales and Marketing at SIE and Deputy President of SIE since January 2018, before being appointed SIE President and CEO.
Statements from various Sony Interactive Entertainment are included below:
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