Recently through a press release from the Japanese technology company, Sony has announced that Jim Ryan will be taking the position of CEO for Sony Interactive Entertainment. Replacing John Kodera as he steps down to tackle more specified projects surrounding both network and user focused areas.
Ryan has been with Sony since 1994 with Sony Computer Entertainment Europe which is now Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe. Among many projects Ryan has been a part of in the two plus decades he’s been employed at Sony; his latest role currently stands as Deputy President for Sony Interactive Entertainment under John Kodera.
In an official statement from Kodera, he states:
“I have been discussing with Yoshida-san the need to drive SIE to the next phase in our rapidly changing business environment, and realize the evolution of the PlayStation® platform and further enriching the user experiences made possible through the network”, Kodera shares in his statement. “As a result, we have concluded that the best direction is for Jim to take the helm of the overall management of SIE, and for me to spearhead the network area to continue creating innovative services and experiences”.
Starting on April 1, 2019, Jim Ryan will officially take the position as head of Sony Interactive Entertainment. “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.”
Back in 2017, Andrew House announced his departure from Sony Interactive Entertainment, leaving after working at the company for 27 years. Following with Sony CEO Kaz Hiari stepping down from his position as CEO of Sony and replaced by Kenichiro Yoshida as Hiari takes to role of Director Chairman.
Source: Sony Interactive Entertainment