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Kaz Hirai becomes Sony president on April 1

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Kaz Hirai becomes Sony president on April 1

As expected, Kazuo "Ridge Racer" Hirai will be taking over the job as president and CEO of Sony. Effective April 1st, Hirai will take the company's top position after nearly 30 years of working at Sony.

Hirai joined the company in 1984 as part of the music group. However, his rise to fame happened once he transferred to Sony Computer Entertainment in 1995. Called "instrumental" in launching the PS2, PSP, and PS3, Hirai has a long legacy of managing successful PlayStation products.

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"You've got some big shoes to fill when your predecessor is a CEO Knight!"
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Report: Kazuo Hirai to be named Sony President

Report: Kazuo Hirai to be named Sony President

If reports prove to be accurate, Sony is set to name Kazuo Hirai as its next president. The move will see current CEO and Chairman Howard Stringer remain in his current role, minus the president moniker, but Hirai will reportedly begin taking over new duties as early as April.

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"He earned it.... I think he's the best man for the job. If you read his bio on wiki he's been ..."
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