- Sony Interactive Entertainment and PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan is finally retiring by the end of March 2024.
- He has been on this post since 2019, working for Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) for the last 30 years.
- Hiroki Totoki is now the interim CEO until a new CEO gets elected sometime soon.
Jim Ryan, President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment (SEO) and PlayStation, is retiring from his post by the end of March 2024. He has been working at SIE for 30 years and became its CEO in 2019.
Before becoming the CEO of SIE and PlayStation, he was the Chief of Operations (COO) for SIE Europe and Marketing Head of PlayStation Global. Since his tenure as CEO in 2019, he has helmed the majority of PlayStation 5 game development and marketing operations.
This is what Jim has to say regarding his retirement and his 30-year tenure:
“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.”
Interim CEO Hiroki Toroki will replace him until a new official CEO has been elected. Here’s what he has to say:
“I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to Jim Ryan for his outstanding achievements and contributions over his 30-year career at Sony, including the great success of launching the PlayStation 5. The PlayStation business managed by SIE is an essential part of Sony Group’s entire business portfolio. I will work with Jim and the senior management team closely to ensure our continued success and further growth. I am also looking forward to creating the exciting future of PlayStation and the game industry together with everyone at SIE and its business partners.”