Chairman and CEO
Sir Howard Stringer has been chairman and chief executive officer of Sony Corporation since June 2005. He is the first non-Japanese leader of this global manufacturer of audio, video, game, communications and information-technology products for the consumer and professional markets. In addition, its music, pictures, computer entertainment and online businesses make Sony one of the most comprehensive entertainment companies in the world, with sales of approximately $70 billion and 163,000 employees worldwide. Prior to joining Sony in 1997, Mr. Stringer enjoyed a 30-year career as a journalist, producer and executive at CBS. As president of CBS from 1988 to 1995, he was responsible for all broadcast activities of the company. He earned nine individual Emmys as a writer, director and producer from 1974 to 1976. The Wales native received the title of Knight Bachelor in the New Year Honours list of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 1999, but you are not required to call him "Sir."