Today Is Jim Ryan’s Last Day As PlayStation CEO

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Jim Ryan Bids Farewell: His Last Day as PlayStation CEO

After an illustrious 30-year career with PlayStation, Jim Ryan is retiring on September 2023.

Ryan’s Reflections

“I’ve relished the opportunity to have a job I love in a very special company, working with great people and incredible partners,”

Ryan shared in his statement at the time of the announcement. “But I’ve found it increasingly difficult to reconcile living in Europe and working in North America.”

A Privileged Career

“I will leave having been privileged to work on products that have touched millions of lives across the world; PlayStation will always be part of my life,”

he continued. “I feel more optimistic than ever about the future of SIE.”

A Gracious Departure

“I want to thank Yoshida-san for placing so much trust in me and being an incredibly sensitive and supportive leader,”

Ryan added.

Jim Ryan’s Legacy at PlayStation: A Look Back

Ryan joined PlayStation as CEO in 2019, succeeding John (Tsuyoshi) Kodera. Prior to his tenure as CEO, he held several senior positions within Sony.

A Career of Senior Roles

Before becoming CEO, Ryan held numerous senior positions within Sony such as executive vice president and COO.

Handing Over the Reins: New Interim CEO

Starting Monday, April 1, Sony president, COO and CFO Hiroki Titoki will step in as interim PlayStation CEO.

The Search for a New Leader

There is currently no timetable for when Sony will name a permanent CEO of PlayStation.

Reflections on Jim Ryan’s Leadership

As Jim Ryan prepares to retire from PlayStation after 30 years, what are your final thoughts on his leadership? Share your insights below.

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