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.