SAN MATEO, Calif., June 5, 2018 – Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) today announced that Kazuhiko Takeda has been named Deputy President and Chief Financial Officer of SIE effective July 1, 2018. Takeda will work with John (Tsuyoshi) Kodera, President and Chief Executive Officer as well as Kazuo Miura and Jim Ryan, Deputy Presidents, to reinforce the company’s financial strength and support the growth of the PlayStation® business globally.
Takeda joined Sony Corporation in 1983. He has vast experience at Sony, including Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB in Sweden and Sony Europe Limited in the United Kingdom. After returning to Tokyo in 2013, he led the Corporate Planning and Control Division of Sony Corporation overseeing all Sony Group companies. He is currently Corporate Executive, in charge of Corporate Planning and Control and Accounting, Chief Information Officer, of Sony Corporation.
“I am pleased to welcome Takeda-san to SIE, as we grow to nearly 20 billion dollar business annually,” said John Kodera. “He has abundant skills and expertise in corporate planning and control, and I expect him to make a considerable contribution in supporting the expansion of our business.
“I am very honored and excited to assume the role of Deputy President and CFO of SIE,” said Kazuhiko Takeda. “Working closely with John, Miura-san, and Jim, I am fully committed to the growth of the company through business management as CFO.”
Recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment, Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) is responsible for the PlayStation® brand and family of products and services. PlayStation has delivered innovation to the market since the launch of the original PlayStation in Japan in 1994. The PlayStation family of products and services include PlayStation®4, PlayStation®VR, PlayStation®Vita, PlayStation®3, PlayStation™Store, PlayStation®Plus, PlayStation™Video, PlayStation™Music, PlayStation™Now, PlayStation™Vue, and acclaimed PlayStation software titles from SIE Worldwide Studios. Headquartered in San Mateo, California, SIE is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation and has global functions in California, London and Tokyo.
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