Sony has announced that Michael Lynton will become CEO of Sony Corporation of America (SCA) and Nicole Seligman will take the role of president on June 27. The moves are part of a number of other management changes at Sony as it changes its top leadership. Kazuo Hirai, currently executive deputy president will become CEO and president of Sony Corporation on April 1.
Lynton and Seligman will report to Hirai. Longtime chief Sir Howard Stringer, who is currently chairman, CEO and president of Sony Corporation, will become chairman on April 1, a role he will continue until June 27, when he is expected to become chairman of the Sony Board of Directors.
Stringer has also been chairman and CEO of SCA since 1998. As of June 27, chairman of the board position at SCA will be assumed by Hirai.
As part of the changes, Lynton will remain chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE). As the new CEO of SCA, Lynton will oversee SPE, Sony Music Entertainment (SME) and Sony/ATV Music Publishing.
Amy Pascal will continue to be co-chairman of SPE. Lynton and Pascal will continue to run the studio together.