Sony Interactive Entertainment Will Have a New Boss in April
John Kodera, the current President & CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, will be replaced by the company’s Deputy President, Jim Ryan, on April 1st, Sony announced on Monday. Kodera will take Ryan’s former job as Deputy President.
In his statement, Sony Corporation President & CEO Kenichiro Yoshida said that this decision was made so that Kodera could focus on developing PlayStation Network more.
“I believe that this new structure – where Jim will manage SIE’s overall organization and operations, and which will allow John to focus on the key mission to further develop PlayStation Network (PSN) that has now grown into an immensely large platform with over 90 million Monthly Active Users worldwide – will enable SIE to accelerate its innovation and evolution even further,” part of Yoshida’s statement read.
“I am confident that [Ryan] will lead us to greater success as CEO of SIE,” Kodera said. “I will continue to support Jim by contributing to further strengthening user engagement, and to the overall growth of the PlayStation business.”
Ryan, the incoming CEO & President, described his promotion as “a huge honor”.
“I’ve seen the PlayStation business grow and change massively since the very early days, and I hope to be able to put that experience to good use in reinforcing the foundations of the Game & Network Service business, and in evolving the entertainment that PlayStation offers to its engaged and passionate community,” Ryan said.
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