Recently, Shawn Layden, the former Chairman of Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios, updated on LinkedIn, announcing
that he would join Tencent
Games and will serve as a strategic advisor. Shawn Layden said that he will provide advice, help, and support to Tencent’s game team in his new position, and he is very happy to continue this journey of exploration.
” I am delighted to share that I have recently joined #Tencent Games as a strategic advisor. In this new role, I hope to advise, assist, and support the team at Tencent as they deepen their activities and commitments within the industry to which I’ve devoted the majority of my career. We are at an epoch defining moment in gaming and interactive entertainment. There are many possible roads ahead but only a few are profound, broadening, inclusive, edifying, inspiring, and/or sustainable. I am thrilled to continue this journey of discovery and thank Tencent for the opportunity.”
Shawn Layden has been with Sony for many years and has achieved no small feat. Shawn Layden joined Sony in 1987 as a communications assistant; in 1999, Shawn Layden was promoted to Vice President of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE); in October 2007, he became the president of Sony Computer Entertainment Japan (SCEJ); in 2010, Shawn Layden became a founding member of Sony Network Entertainment (SNEI) as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. He succeeded Jack Tretton in 2014 as president and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) and later served as chairman of Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) Worldwide Studios until his departure from Sony in 2019.