Former President and CEO of Technology Group Sony nobuyuki idiak The Japanese company announced that he had passed away at the age of 84.
Idei, who died of liver failure on June 2, was appointed president of the company in 1995 and added that position as CEO in 1998. He was the head of the Japanese corporation until 2005, and is considered the architect of its transformation from a manufacturer of electronic components. tech giants and multimedia content.
Under his leadership, Sony boosted its video game business and launched video game consoles. Playstation 2This branch became the company’s most profitable, expanding its commitment to the music and audiovisual distribution businesses at the time.
“During his seven years as CEO, Idei has made a huge contribution to Sony’s growth as a global company,” the company’s current president and CEO said in a statement. kenichiro yoshida,
head of Sony He also said that the two years in which he was part of the board under Idei’s leadership “marked an earlier and later in his career” and led him to his current management of the company, which plans to hold a memorial in his memory. is making.
Former Sony president Noboyaki Idei, who launched PlayStation 2, dies at 84