SCEJ CEO Hiroshi Kawano to depart

Retiring, will be replaced by Atsushi Morita

Hiroshi Kawano will retire from his role as president and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Japan on August 31. He will be replaced on September 1 by Atsushi Morita.

Kawano joined Sony headquarters in Tokyo in 1985 as an account manager in the domestic marketing division and worked his way through a number of roles including general manager of Sony Europe and senior vice president of consumer sales. At SCEJ he played a major role in overseeing the arrivals of PlayStation Vita and the PlayStation 4.

His replacement Morita was previously vice president of administration and control at Sony.

If you have jobs news to share or a new hire you want to shout about, please contact us on

Related stories

Horizon: Zero Dawn hits 2.6m sales

Developer Guerrilla now working on a 'story expansion'

By Christopher Dring

Vita was simply too late - Tretton

Former SCEA CEO says Sony's latest handheld was a great machine launched when few people wanted a dedicated gaming portable

By Brendan Sinclair

Latest comments

Sign in to contribute

Need an account? Register now.