Sony said to be looking for new president

Sony reportedly looking to spread leadership load by appointing new president

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Sony said to be looking for new president Stringer currently holds the roles of president, chairman and CEO at Sony. (Getty Images)
By  Mark Sutton Published  November 25, 2010

Sony is reportedly looking to appoint a new president, according to news agency Bloomberg.

The new president, likely to be an internal appointment, will take over the role from current president, 69-year old Howard Stringer, who is looking to reduce his workload. Stringer will remain in the posts of chairman and chief executive officer, but the president is likely to take over company-wide management in the longer term.

Bloomberg said that sources familiar with the matter said that the leading candidates for the presidency are current Sony executives, Kazuo Hirai and Hiroshi Yoshioka. Hirai leads Sony Playstation and games business, while Yoshioka is in charge of TVs, cameras and chips.

Stringer took on the role of president in 2009, and if the first foreigner to run the Japanese company.

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