Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan will step down in March 2024
Sony recently announced that Jim Ryan, the CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, will step down in March 2024. His responsibilities will be temporarily assumed by Hiroki Totoki, the President and COO of Sony Group.
Jim Ryan has dedicated over three decades to Sony. He first joined Sony Computer Entertainment Europe in 1994 and eventually rose to its presidency. In 2018, he transitioned to become the Deputy President and the head of global sales and marketing at Sony Interactive Entertainment. The subsequent year, he succeeded Andrew House to become the CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment.
In light of this executive reshuffle, Sony stated that Jim Ryan is retiring for personal reasons by the end of March 2024. Hiroki Totoki will provisionally take over his duties, with the anticipation of identifying a suitable successor in due course. To ensure a seamless transition, Totoki will assume the role of Chairman of Sony Interactive Entertainment from October 2023, collaborating with CEO Kenichiro Yoshida to propel the PlayStation brand’s future trajectory.
As for the 58-year-old Totoki, he joined Sony in 1987. His illustrious career has seen him spearhead Sony Network Communications and Sony Entertainment. He later played a pivotal role in strategizing Sony’s developmental initiatives and its transformative ventures. In 2021, he served as the Deputy President and CFO of Sony Group. Furthermore, as of February this year, he has been elevated to the position of President of Sony Group, whilst concurrently holding the title of COO.