Bit of a shuffle in Sony’s leadership takes place, with ex-CEO Kaz Hirai transitioning into a chairman role and Kenichiro Yoshida becoming a new chief executive officer. Officially, Kenichiro Yoshida will be taking over on April 1st. According to Variety news site, the reason for Hirai stepping down is being ”worn down from the travel schedule he’s maintained during the past six years as CEO”. It may well be true; leading any large company is hard work. Hirai taking on the role of a chairman is not 100% confirmed but probable. Kenichiro Yoshida commented by saying that he wants to ”build on the business foundations established by Mr. Hirai” as well as taking proper reforms to ensure the long-term growth of the company.
Mr. Hirai wants to use this opportunity to spend more time with his family. Sounds good.