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Kazuo Hirai to be named Sony President? - Denied by Sony *Update*

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http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tech/news/a358971/sony-denies-presidental-appointment-reports.html

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Sony has dismissed reports that Kazuo Hirai is to replace Howard Stringer as president.

The PlayStation firm rejected claims by Japanese newspaper Nikkei that Hirai will be unveiled as its new leader at a forthcoming board meeting, according to PC World.

Hirai, who serves as Sony's vice president and heads up its consumer products and services division, is widely regarded as the next in line for the top job. Rumours of a leadership change have circulated for some time following deep financial losses at the firm.

Sony's shares have fallen by almost 60 percent since Stringer was appointed president in 2005. Last October, it was forced to restructure its television division following eight straight years of losses posted by its Bravia arm.

The company also sold off its share in a joint venture with Samsung Electronics to produce LCD panels.

Nikkei's report alleged that Stringer was to remain at Sony as chairman and CEO following Hirai's promotion.


 

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They need someone to revive Sony's brand.



excellent news :)



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How you supposed to take that president serious when the first that comes to mind when you see or hear of him is "Riiiiiiidge Racer!!!!!!!" ?



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He has really been rising through the ranks lately



hatmoza said:
How you supposed to take that president serious when the first that comes to mind when you see or hear of him is "Riiiiiiidge Racer!!!!!!!" ?


The fact that when he took over the PlayStation division the PSP started kicking ass in Japan, the PS3 started being a force in the industry from 2009 to present day, the PS1 and PS2 were unstoppable beasts on a worldwide level. Oh and that since the shake ups there have been numerous firings throughout the PlayStation divisions (mainly from the SCEA branch, but there have been people leaving the SCEJ branch as well).

Plus, he's the boss. He can say what he wants.



Kinda ruined by the fact that Stringer is still CEO. Things have gone from shit to shit under his reign. Not a good show for the company's first foreign president.



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