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Sony Chairman Howard Stringer to retire in June

Nearly a year after the company replaced him as CEO, Stringer announces he will step down from the board of directors in June.

By March 8, 2013


Sony chairman Howard Stringer will retire in June

The ex-chief executive will step down in June, to pursue some mysterious new opportunities he didn't divulge.

By March 10, 2013


Sony boss Howard Stringer steps down

Sony CEO Sir Howard Stringer has stepped down as chief, replaced by PlayStation veteran Kazuo Hirai.

By February 1, 2012


Sony replaces CEO Stringer with electronics group leader

Kazuo Hirai, who led Sony's PlayStation gaming business and more recently took over a growing electronics group, is now chief executive.

By February 1, 2012


Sony names Kazuo Hirai president; Stringer remains CEO--report

Kazuo Hirai, now head of the company's videogame group, will be Sony's next president, Nikkei reports. Howard Stringer remains chairman and CEO.

By January 6, 2012


Sony was hacked for 'trying to protect its property', CEO Stringer complains

Sony boss Sir Howard Stringer has said the company was targeted by hackers for trying to protect its intellectual property. Stringer was also asked to step down as CEO.

By June 28, 2011


Sony boss Sir Howard Stringer says Sony acted quickly over PSN crisis

Sony CEO Sir Howard Stringer has hit back at critics, defending Sony's handling of the PlayStation Network security breach that saw hackers make off with millions of users' personal data.

By May 18, 2011


Sony CEO Stringer apologizes for PlayStation breach

Stringer offers explanation for Sony's slow response, as meanwhile company offers year of free ID-theft monitoring to U.S. customers who were registered with PlayStation Network and Qriocity prior cyberattack.

By May 5, 2011


Sony's Stringer consolidates power

The struggling electronics company appoints Howard Stringer, already chairman and CEO, as company president amid a reorganization of its business units.

By February 27, 2009


Stringer stresses convergence to save CE industry

Sony chief makes liberal use of celebrities to outline principles to help industry weather economic storm.

By January 8, 2009