After six years as Global CEO, Andrew House is stepping down from his position at Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE). This is effective immediately. Deputy President of SIE, John Kodera, has taken over the job. According to a press release, House will “transition from operational management of SIE, but will remain with SIE as Chairman throughout the year to ensure a smooth transition.”

House is also stepping down from his position as EVP, Corporate Executive Officer of Sony Corporation. Kodera will continue as a Business Executive alongside his new responsibilities.

President and CEO of Sony Corporation, Kazuo Hirai, wishes House well:

“When I passed the baton of leadership for Sony Computer Entertainment to Andrew House in 2011, I was confident that I was leaving the PlayStation business in the best possible hands, and so it has proved.  I’m extremely grateful to Andy for the great contribution he has made to evolving the PlayStation business, and firmly positioning it as one of the drivers of our future growth.  Andy and I go back more than 20 years and spent much of this time together, dedicating ourselves to ensuring the success of the PlayStation business.  I would like to thank Andy for his contribution over many years, and wish him every success in the future.”

Andrew House started at Sony in 1990. He was initially a part of corporate communications. He then moved to a marketing and communications position with the launch of the first PlayStation. House held several important posts including President and CEO of SCE Europe Limited and Chief Marketing Officer of Sony Corporation before assuming his recent role in 2011.

John Kodera joined up in 1992 where he did a lot of planning within Sony’s portable audio product lines. He held a similar position in 1998 with Sony Electronics Inc. before becoming VP of product management for IT products. 2010 saw him taking on SVP, Corporate Strategy at Sony Network Entertainment Internaional LLC. He became President in 2013. He was involved in the launch of a variety of services via the PSN platform.

Max Moeller

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