Jim Ryan, the head of PlayStation and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment will be retiring in March 2024.
From a press release by Sony, Ryan will be stepping down from his position, while Sony Group Corporation president and chief operating officer Hiroki Totoki taking on the role of interim CEO starting on 1st April, 2024.
“After 30 years, I have made the decision to retire from SIE in March 2024. I’ve relished the opportunity to have a job I love in a very special company, working with great people and incredible partners. But I’ve found it increasingly difficult to reconcile living in Europe and working in North America. 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, and I feel more optimistic than ever about the future of SIE. I want to thank Yoshida-san for placing so much trust in me and being an incredibly sensitive and supportive leader.” said Ryan in the statement.
Jim Ryan has worked at Sony for 28 years, starting his career in Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe and has since held a number of senior positions including president of Sony Interactive Entrainment Europe, head of global sales and marketing at Sony Interactive Entertainment and deputy president of Sony Interactive.