Kazuo Hirai, the iconic chairman of Sony, is leaving her functions

“Kaz” is no longer the boss. In a press release, published Friday, January 2, the japanese Sony has announced the departure of Kazuo Hirai to the role of chairman. He will be replaced, from 1 April, by the current chief financial officer of the electronics group, Kenichiro Yoshida, and will take the head of the board of directors, a non-operational position, the more in withdrawal.

Kazuo Hirai took control of Sony in 2012, while the group was in the doldrums, swallowed up by the manufacturer south Korean Samsung on the market of the smartphone and the tv, inundated with the american group on the Microsoft on the segment of video game consoles, high-definition, and the sentence on the computing market with its expensive range Vaio.

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