Feeds

Stringer takes top spot at Sony

From Walkman to Welshman

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Boost IT visibility and business value

Sir Howard Stringer is the new boss of Sony Corporation. The Welshman, who was previously chairman and CEO of Sony Corp of America, gets the top job: chairman, group CEO and representative corporate executive officer.

Two other senior executives are also moving seats. Dr Ryoji Chubachi will be responsible for Sony's worldwide electronics business - his new title is representative corporate executive officer, president of Sony corporation and CEO of the Electronics Business Group. Mr Katsumi Ihara becomes representative corporate executive officer, executive deputy president and group CFO. All three are also nominated to Sony's board of directors.

Nobuyuki Idei, current chairman and group CEO, and Kunitake Ando, current president, will move to chief corporate advisor and advisor to Sony Corporation.

Originally from Cardiff in south Wales Stringer was knighted in 1999 and became a US citizen in 1985.

Stringer moved to the US straight from Oxford University. He served in Vietnam before working his way up to head of news at CBS. He ran Tele-TV in the mid-90s, which aimed to broadcast TV shows over DSL lines. Stringer described it as: "It was an unqualified disaster, being at least ten years too early."

He has worked for Sony since May 1997. He has a reputation for intelligence and self-deprecating humour.

Stringer oversaw Sony's decision to combine its music business with Bertelsmann AG in 2003 and last year's move to take over MGM.

The appointments will be formally approved by shareholders 22 June but the management transition will start immediately. More details on Sony's website here.®

Related stories

Sony slays Beatles-Metallica hybrid
Sony 'suspends' PSX production - again
Sony Drops Clie

Build a business case: developing custom apps

More from The Register

next story
Kate Bush: Don't make me HAVE CONTACT with your iPHONE
Can't face sea of wobbling fondle implements. What happened to lighters, eh?
Video of US journalist 'beheading' pulled from social media
Yanked footage featured British-accented attacker and US journo James Foley
Caught red-handed: UK cops, PCSOs, specials behaving badly… on social media
No Mr Fuzz, don't ask a crime victim to be your pal on Facebook
Ballmer leaves Microsoft board to spend more time with his b-balls
From Clippy to Clippers: Hi, I see you're running an NBA team now ...
Online tat bazaar eBay coughs to YET ANOTHER outage
Web-based flea market struck dumb by size and scale of fail
Amazon takes swipe at PayPal, Square with card reader for mobes
Etailer plans to undercut rivals with low transaction fee offer
Assange™: Hey world, I'M STILL HERE, ignore that Snowden guy
Press conference: ME ME ME ME ME ME ME (cont'd pg 94)
Call of Duty daddy considers launching own movie studio
Activision Blizzard might like quality control of a CoD film
US regulators OK sale of IBM's x86 server biz to Lenovo
Now all that remains is for gov't offices to ban the boxes
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Top 10 endpoint backup mistakes
Avoid the ten endpoint backup mistakes to ensure that your critical corporate data is protected and end user productivity is improved.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
Rethinking backup and recovery in the modern data center
Combining intelligence, operational analytics, and automation to enable efficient, data-driven IT organizations using the HP ABR approach.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.