Sony names new deputy president

To accelerate PlayStation business.

Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) has announced that head of global sales and marketing of SIE and president of Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe (SIEE), Jim Ryan (pictured), has been named deputy president of SIE.

In addition to his existing responsibilities, as deputy president, Ryan will work together with president and CEO, John (Tsuyoshi) Kodera and existing deputy president, Kazuo Miura, to further reinforce and accelerate the PlayStation business on a global scale.

Ryan joined SIEE in 1994 and has held a number of senior positions over the course of his twenty-three years with 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 has also served as head of global sales and marketing at SIE since April 2016.

Photo: Supplied by Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe 

“I am very happy and pleased to have Jim as deputy president,” Kodera said. “He has more than two decades of experience at PlayStation and has a great record of success, including the successful launches of PlayStation 4 Pro and PlayStation VR that he led as head of global sales and marketing. With his deep knowledge around the game business and industry as well as his understanding of our own culture and strengths, I am confident that he will take our business to an even higher level.”

“It is a huge honor to be named a Deputy President of SIE,” Ryan said. “I am looking forward to leveraging the experience that I have at PlayStation, both in Europe and also in leading global sales and marketing, to support John Kodera as SIE strives to further expand the PlayStation business globally. Together with all our employees and partners, I am committed to continuing to deliver unique entertainment offerings that are only possible on PlayStation.”

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