Sony Chairman Kaz Hirai Is Retiring

Even Though He’s Retiring, Kaz Hirai Will Still Be Involved in Sony

Sony Corporation chairman Kaz Hirai will be retiring from his current position on June 18th, Sony announced on Thursday. Notably, last February, it was announced that Hirai would be stepping down from his CEO job at the company.

Kaz Hirai

“Since passing the baton of CEO to Yoshida-san last April, as Chairman of Sony, I have had the opportunity to both ensure a smooth transition and provide support to Sony’s management,” Hirai said in a statement. “I am confident that everyone at Sony is fully aligned under Yoshida-san’s strong leadership, and are ready to build an even brighter future for Sony.”

“As such, I have decided to depart from Sony, which has been a part of my life for the past 35 years,” his statement continued. “I would like to extend my warmest gratitude to all our employees and stakeholders who have supported me throughout this journey.”

Though he’ll be retiring soon, Hirai will still “continue to provide counsel as requested by Sony`s management team, acting as Senior Advisor for the Company,” said Sony.

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