Sony Interactive Entertainment names new CEOs Hideaki Nishino and Hermen Hulst

Following the departure of former Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan, the company Announced that Hideaki Nishino will be named CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment’s Platforms Business Group, and Hermen Hulst will be named CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment’s Studios Business Group, effective June 1, 2024. Hiroki Totoki, who currently serves As Interim CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment he will serve as President of Sony Interactive Entertainment in addition to his role as President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Sony Group Corporation. Nishino and Hulst will report to Totoki and intend to collaborate closely to strengthen each core business and maximize synergies across Sony Interactive Entertainment.

“Sony Interactive Entertainment is a dynamic and growing business that delivers incredible entertainment experiences through the connection of content and technology,” said Hiroki Totoki, interim CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment and president, chief operating officer and chief financial officer of Sony. Group Corporation, in a press release. . “These two leaders will have clear responsibilities and manage the strategic direction to ensure the focus remains on deepening engagement with existing PlayStation users and expanding experiences to new audiences.”

Read more about each executive below.

Hidaeki Nishino

Nishino is currently Senior Vice President of the Platform Experience Group and leads the team responsible for developing the experiences and technology within PlayStation products and services. Platform Experience Group pushes the boundaries of gaming in many ways, including innovations in PlayStation 5, the immersion of PlayStation VR2, and connecting millions of people on PlayStation Network. In his new capacity as CEO of Platform Business Group, Nishino will continue to be responsible for platform technology, products, services and expertise. He will also oversee business relationships and operations with third-party publishers and developers, including sales and marketing of hardware, services and peripherals.

“We will continue to connect gamers and creators through world-class products, services and technology,” said Hideaki Nishino, senior vice president of Platform Experience Group at Sony Interactive Entertainment. “We always strive to grow our community even further with innovation in all areas of Sony Interactive Entertainment. It is an honor for me to play such an important role alongside Hermen. By working more closely, we will be positioned to create incredible experiences for an ever-expanding audience now and in the future.”

Hermen Hulst

Hulst currently serves as Senior Vice President and Head of PlayStation Studios, and is responsible for developing content across many devices, including PlayStation consoles and PC, and bringing video game intellectual property to new media, such as film and television, via PlayStation Productions. The PlayStation Productions team is working on several game adaptations and developed the Emmy Award-winning television series, The last of us, an adaptation of an award-winning game. In his new role as CEO of Studio Business Group, Hulst will be responsible for the development, publishing and business operations of Sony Interactive Entertainment’s own content.

“I am delighted to lead the studio business group and continue to build on our success with PlayStation 5, while preparing for the future,” said Senior Vice President and Head of PlayStation Studios Hermen Hulst. “The video game industry is one of the largest entertainment industries in the world and has been built on the marriage of content and technology, and I look forward to continuing to push the boundaries of gaming and entertainment.”

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