Jim Ryan, the President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE), has announced he is retiring after nearly 30 years with the company.
Ryan leads the division of Sony responsible for the PlayStation, and led the company during the difficult PlayStation 5 launch in the midst of the pandemic. Under his leadership, the PlayStation 5 is on its way to becoming Sony’s most popular console in the company’s history.
Nonetheless, Ryan says he has found it increasingly difficult to balance his work and life on two different continents:
As you will have seen today in the news , I have announced my retirement after nearly 30 years at Sony Interactive Entertainment. I did not take this decision lightly and I absolutely love SIE and our community, but of late I’ve been finding it increasingly difficult to strike the right balance between having my home in the UK and my job in the United States. As mentioned in the press release, I will continue my role as President and CEO until March 2024. Effective April 1, 2024, Hiroki Totoki will be appointed Interim CEO of SIE while he continues his current role at Sony Group Corporation.