Sony board chairman Howard Stringer to retire in June

Sony board chairman Howard Stringer to retire in June

The chairman of Sony’s board, Howard Stringer, will be retiring in June, according to the Financial Times . Stringer, who stepped back from his role as president in January of 2012 and then reduced his role to just chairman a month later , will be waiting until the next shareholder meeting to step down. Stringer became the CEO of Sony in 2005 and oversaw what can only be described as a turbulent ride in the company’s history, as Apple and Samsung both surpassed the consumer electronics giant in several categories it had once dominated. Last year, Stringer was replaced in his direct management roles by Kazuo Hirai as president and CEO, and Hirai has led an attempt at a resurgence under the “One Sony” initiative . Hirai praised Stringer’s…

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Sony board chairman Howard Stringer to retire in June

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