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Sony Interactive Entertainment gets Hermen Hulst, Hideaki Nishino as new CEOs

Victor Barreiro Jr.

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Sony Interactive Entertainment gets Hermen Hulst, Hideaki Nishino as new CEOs

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Hermen Hulst will be CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment's Studio Business Group while Hideaki Nishino will serve as CEO of the Platform Business Group

MANILA, Philippines – Sony Interactive Entertainment announced on Monday, May 13 (May 14 Philippine time) that Hermen Hulst and Hideaki Nishino will take over as CEOs for SIE following the retirement of Jim Ryan.

In a statement by Sony Interactive Entertainment chairman Hiroki Totoki, Hulst will be CEO of SIE’s Studio Business Group, while Nishino will be CEO of SIE’s Platform Business Group.

Hulst’s Studio Business Group will be responsible for “the development, publishing, and business operations of SIE’s first-party content,” Totoki said. This includes the expansion of its intellectual properties through PlayStation Productions.

Totoki also said that Nishino’s status as CEO of the Platform Business Group, alongside his duties leading the Platform Experience Group, means he will be handling technology, products, services, and platform experience alongside relations with third-party publishers and developers. This includes also being in charge of commercial operations, such as the sales and marketing of hardware, services, and peripherals.

In a statement on X, Hulst said he was “excited to continue working with incredibly talented teams and studios to deliver unforgettable game and entertainment experiences.”, in its report, cited Nishino as saying, “We will continue to connect players and creators through world-class products, services, and technology.”

Nishino added, “We always strive to grow our community even bigger with innovation in every area at Sony Interactive Entertainment.”

Hulst and Nishino will report to Totoki, who served as CEO following Jim Ryan’s retirement in March.

Totoki is also the president, chief operating officer, and chief financial officer at Sony Group Corporation. –

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Victor Barreiro Jr.

Victor Barreiro Jr is part of Rappler's Central Desk. An avid patron of role-playing games and science fiction and fantasy shows, he also yearns to do good in the world, and hopes his work with Rappler helps to increase the good that's out there.