Andrew House has stepped down from his position as Sony Interactive Entertainment Boss. John Kodera has been appointed the new SIE boss, however, Andrew House will remain as director and chairman until the end of this year and after that, he will be off to pursue new challenges.
Andrew House joined Sony back in 1990 and has been with the company for over 27 years. In a statement from Andrew House, he expressed his desire to pursue new challenges and added that PlayStation has been a huge part of his life but, it seems right time for him to part ways with the company.
PlayStation has been a huge part of my life for more than 20 years but with the business having achieved record-breaking success, now seemed to be the right time for me to pursue new challenges.
I shall always treasure the friendships and people that have made SIE such a wonderful place to work. I’m also grateful to PlayStation fans and gamers around the world for their loyalty and support. John [Kodera] and the team at SIE are world-class and I know the future of PlayStation is very bright.
John Kodera who will be replacing Andrew House has been with Sony for almost as long as Andrew has. He joined Sony back in 1992 and was Andrew’s deputy since last year. According to John Kodera:
It’s a great honor to take on the role of President and CEO, SIE, and I’m very grateful to Kaz and Andy for the trust and faith they have shown in me. I intend to build on the amazing progress Andy has made enhancing the PlayStation brand and expanding the game and network services business, and will strive to further strengthen the unique value proposition we are able to offer via the PlayStation platform.
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