Howard Stringer Announces Retirement from Sony


TOKYO: Howard Stringer, who stepped down as CEO of Sony in February of last year, is retiring from the company officially in June, after having led the board of directors for a year.

Stringer served as CEO of Sony from 2005 to 2012. He was replaced last year as CEO by Kazuo Hirai, who had been the head of Sony Computer Entertainment. Stringer remained on board, replacing board chairman Yotaro Kobayashi in June of last year.

In a speech at the Japan Society, Stringer told the audience that he will now be dedicating his time to focusing on new projects, including charity endeavors.