John Kodera, the current Deputy President of Sony Interactive Entertainment, has today been appointed its Presented and CEO, the company recently announced.
Kodera has also been appointed Representative Director and President of Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc., SIE’s Japan-based legal entity.
Current President and CEO, Andrew House, has begun the transition from operational management of Sony Interactive Entertainment and will act as Director and Chairman into 2017 to ensure it proceeds smoothly, the company also confirmed.
“I’m tremendously proud of what we’ve built with PlayStation and Sony Interactive Entertainment: entertaining millions globally with the best in games and creating a fully fledged digital entertainment company,” House said of his work. “PlayStation has been a huge part of my life for more than 20 years but with the business having achieved record-breaking success, now seemed to be the right time for me to pursue new challenges.
“John and the team at SIE are world-class and I know the future of PlayStation is very bright,” House concluded.
“It’s a great honor to take on the role of President and CEO, SIE, and I’m very grateful to Kaz and Andy for the trust and faith they have shown in me,” Kodera added.
“I intend to build on the amazing progress Andy has made enhancing the PlayStation brand and expanding the game and network services business, and will strive to further strengthen the unique value proposition we are able to offer via the PlayStation platform. I look forward to working together with the SIE team, and everyone across the Sony Group, to continue to strengthen relations with our business partners, and provide the best possible interactive entertainment experiences, that only PlayStation can deliver.”
Kodera’s new role will find him taking overall operation responsibility of Sony Interactive Entertainment. He will report directly to Sony Corporation President and CEO, Kaz Hirai.
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