Howard Stringer

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."

Posts With Howard Stringer

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Tech and media bigs on the red-hot seat.


Stringer to Leave as Sony Chairman

In a speech to the Japan Society in New York, Mr. Stringer said he plans to retire from the company in June.

Exclusive: Sony Has Quietly Cut 100 U.S. Jobs Over Last Several Weeks

The cuts, made over the last several weeks, have been in the works for months, as part of an effort by U.S. head Phil Molyneux to bring the company closer to consumers.


Sony Promotes Hirai to President

Sony Corp. said Wednesday it tapped Kazuo Hirai, a veteran of its PlayStation videogame business, to be the company’s next president and chief executive officer, in a move expected to accelerate a network strategy to align its consumer electronics with content and services.

What Kind of Web Video Plans Does Sony Have? (Video)

“We’re certainly talking to lots of different people about some new possibilities,” says exec Tim Schaaff. Hmmm.

Sony’s Kazuo Hirai on Reviving the Iconic CE Brand and More: The Full AsiaD Interview (Video)

The second-in-command at the Japanese consumer electronics giant talks tablets, smartphones and turbocharging Sony.

Would the Real Maker of the iPhone’s Camera Please Stand Up?

More information about the maker of the mysterious cameras inside Apple’s iPhone 4S emerged today, and one company’s shares shot up as a result.

Sony Delays New PlayStation Portable Until Next Year in U.S., Europe

Sony says the yet-to-be-released PlayStation Vita is facing delays and that the portable game device will no longer be released everywhere in time for the very important holiday shopping season.


Sony CEO Apologizes for Data Breach

Sony Corp. Chief Executive Howard Stringer apologized for a massive data breach of the company’s online game networks—the first public remarks by the top executive as Sony works to reassure its customers following the theft of personal data from more than 100 million online accounts.

IPhone 5 Basically a Better iPhone 4

When Apple finally uncrates the iPhone 5 later this year, don’t expect to see any significant changes to its design. The next iteration of the device will be more a refinement of its predecessor than an overhaul, with the significant changes under the hood.

PS3 Price Cut Tomorrow?

Shake-up at Sony

All Hail Sir Howard, King of Sony