Sony Interactive Entertainment announced that it has a new Deputy President in town with Jim Ryan, the Head of Global Sales and Marketing of SIE and President of Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe.
Jim Ryan has been named Deputy President of Sony Interactive Entertainment with immediate effect. In addition to his existing responsibilities, as a new Deputy President he will work together with President and Chief Executive Officer John (Tsuyoshi) Kodera and existing Deputy President Kazuo Miura to further reinforce and accelerate the PlayStation business on a global scale.
The Deputy President, Jim Ryan, first joined Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe in 1994 and has held numerous senior positions over the past 23 years with the company. Since being appointed president of SIEE back in 2011, he’s led the PlayStation business in over 100 territories across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Oceana. He has also served as the head of Global Sales and Marketing at SIE since April of 2016.
Here’s a quote from PlayStation boss John Kodera:
“I’m very happy and pleased to have Jim as Deputy President. Jim has more than two decades of experience at PlayStation and has a great record of success, including the successful launches of PlayStation 4 Pro and PlayStation VR that he led as Head of Global Sales and Marketing. With his deep knowledge around the game business and industry as well as his understanding of our own culture and strengths, I am confident that he will take our business to an even higher level.”
And one from Jim Ryan:
“It’s a huge honor to be named a Deputy President of SIE. I’m looking forward to leveraging the experience that I have at PlayStation, both in Europe and also in leading Global Sales and Marketing, to support John Kodera as SIE strives to further expand the PlayStation business globally. Together with all our employees and partners, I’m committed to continuing to deliver unique entertainment offerings that are only possible on PlayStation.”