The start of the retreat Akira Sato, the current president of Sony, should somewhat redefine the organizational structure of Japanese giant. The Chairman will be replaced at the end of August by the current CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, Kaz Hirai.
It will be logically replaced by another part of the company: Andrew House is currently CEO of the European division of Sony Computer Entertainment. As of September 1, the subsidiary Sony Computer Entertainment Europe will be led by Jim Ryan is currently the right arm of Andrew House.
The first important task of the new CEO of SCE, Andrew House will of course ensure the launch of Sony's new handheld, the PSP Vita at the end of the year, which will be for him a kind of baptism of fire.