Today, Sony Interactive Entertainment announced that its former deputy president Jim Ryan will take the role of president and CEO of SIE, as well as representative director and president of SIE’s Japan-based legal entity while John Kodera, current president, and CEO, will be stepping into Ryan’s previous role as deputy president, as well as the role of representative director and deputy president of the SIE legal entity effective on 1 April 2019.
Jim joined Sony Interactive Entertainment’s Europe-based legal entity, Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe (SIEE) – which was then Sony Computer Entertainment Europe in 1994. Since then, he has held a number of senior positions at the company. In 2011, he was appointed President of SIEE with responsibility for leading the PlayStation business in more than 100 territories across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Oceania. He also served as Head of Global Sales and Marketing at SIE since April 2016. He has been Deputy President of SIE since January 2018 & supported John Kodera in developing the PlayStation business.
“It’s a huge honor to be asked to take on the role of President and CEO of SIE. 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. Working with John and the SIE team around the world, I am committed to strengthening relations with our business partners, and to continuing to provide the ultimate interactive entertainment experiences that make PlayStation the Best Place to Play.”
– Jim Ryan
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