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"I want to extend to him my deepest gratitude for his tremendous contributions in further strengthening Sony's corporate governance . Moving forward ...
Since passing the baton of CEO to Yoshida-san last April, as Chairman of Sony, I have had the opportunity to both ensure a smooth transition and provide support to Sony's management.
Nagayama-san has served on Sony's Board of Directors since June 2010, and since June 2013 has acted as Chairman of the Board.
For the past six years, I have had the honor of serving as Chairman of Sony's Board. In that time, Sony experienced periods of struggling financial performance, but the tireless efforts of Sony's leadership team spearheaded by Hirai-san, and then by Yoshida-san, has remarkably improved Sony's business performance.