Sony Maps Out Reorganization
Sep 22, 2005
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Sony Corporation Network Companies (Tokyo, Japan) this morning laid out the map of its new corporate structure. The changes will be official on October 1, 2005. See today's accompanying news item, Sony Unveils New Corporate Strategy.

The current Sony Corporation Network Companies will be reorganized into five Business Groups, two Units and one Division. Concurrent to this reorganization, two Development Groups will be newly established.

  • VAIO Business Division
  • Core Component Business Unit
  • Semiconductor Business Unit
  • TV Business Group
  • Video Business Group
  • Digital Imaging Business Group
  • Audio Business Group
  • B&P Business Group
  • Technology Development Group
  • Display Device Development Group

    Personnel changes are extensive and include these appointments, also effective October 1, 2005:

    Katsumi Ihara, executive deputy president, representative corporate executive officer
    Currently: NC president of Home Electronics Network Company (HENC)
    Scheduled to be appointed: president of TV Business Group

    Kiyoshi Nishitani, senior vice president, corporate executive
    Currently: deputy president of HENC
    Scheduled to be appointed: president of Video Business Group

    Yutaka Nakagawa, executive vice president, corporate executive officer
    Currently: NC president of Personal Audio Visual Network Company (PAVNC)
    Scheduled to be appointed: president of Digital Imaging Business Group/president of Audio Business Group

    Yoshihisa Ishida
    Currently: senior general manager of VAIO Business Division, Information Technology & Communications Network Company (ITCNC)
    Scheduled to be appointed: senior general manager of VAIO Business Division

    Mitsuru Ohki, executive vice president, corporate executive
    Currently: NC president of Professional Solutions Network Company (PSNC)
    Scheduled to be appointed: president of B&P Business Group

    Akira Kubota, executive vice president, corporate executive
    Currently: NC president of Micro Systems Network Company (MSNC)
    Scheduled to be appointed: president of Core Component Business Unit

    Kenshi Manabe, executive vice president, corporate executive
    Currently: NC president of Semiconductor Solutions Network Company (SSNC)
    Scheduled to be appointed: president of Semiconductor Business Unit

    Keiji Kimura, executive vice president, corporate executive officer
    Currently: NC president of ITCNC
    Scheduled to be appointed: president of Technology Development Group; concurrently in charge of technology strategies

    Ryoji Chubachi, president and electronics CEO, representative corporate, executive officer
    Scheduled to be appointed: president of Display Device Development Group

    More appointments will become effective on November 1, 2005:

    Hideki Komiyama
    Currently: group executive
    Scheduled to be appointed: executive vice president, corporate executive in charge of electronics marketing, senior general manager of Global Marketing Division; concurrently president, chief operating officer of Sony Electronics Inc.

    Shoji Nemoto
    Currently: senior vice president, corporate executive
    Scheduled to be appointed: group executive, corporate vice president of Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB

    Hiroshi Yoshioka
    Currently: group executive, corporate vice president of Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB
    Scheduled to be appointed: senior vice president, corporate executive, president of Audio Business Group

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