Jim Ryan has been named deputy president of Sony Interactive Entertainment, the most significant change to the PlayStation management team since former CEO Andrew House departed in October last year.
Ryan will continue in his responsibilities as president of SIE Europe and SIE's head of Global Sales and Marketing, but he will now work under SIE CEO John Kodera and alongside existing deputy president Kazuo Miura to further the PlayStation business worldwide.
In a statement released today, Kodera noted Ryan's role in the successful launches of PlayStation 4 Pro and PlayStation VR, principally in marketing. With more direct influence on PlayStation as a whole, Kodera said, "I am confident that he will take our business to an even higher level."
"It's a huge honor to be named a deputy president of SIE," Ryan added. "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."
Ryan joined SIE Europe in 1994, and he held a number of roles before being appointed president in 2011 - a role that covers 100 territories across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Oceania. He took on the second role as head of Global Sales and Marketing in April 2016.
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