Former Playstation Boss and Sony CEO Kaz Hirai has retired after 35 years with the company, but he will remain a senior advisor for Sony.
Hirai began his journey in 1984 when he joined the Sony Japan’s music division. Later in 1995 he moved to the US to join Sony Computer Entertainment America. After leading the the US PlayStation division he became president of Sony Computer Entertainment in 2006.
He continued to the top of the ladder and in 2012 became president and CEO of Sony. Before he retired, his final position in the company was chairman once Kenichiro Yoshida took over as CEO in April 2018.
Hirai is confident that his successor will lead Sony forward, while Hirai himself will, by request of management, will continue to be a part of Sony as a senior advisor.
Kazuo Hirai never seemed to care too much about what title or position he held but during his time at Sony his relaxed and fun-loving attitude managed to turn the company around. Hirai is nothing short of a great man and we wish him all the best.