Sony Pictures Entertainment chairman and CEO Michael Lynton is expected to be named CEO of Sony Corp. of America, according to multiple reports.
In his new role, Lynton will now oversee Sony’s music division along with the television and movie operations. He’s expected to remain based in Culver City and won’t relocate to the Sony U.S. headquarters in New York City. According to the Financial Times, Lynton’s promotion could become official as early as next week.
Lynton’s promotion is just one of two major moves on the horizon as Kazuo Hirai is succeeding Howard Stringer as chief executive of Sony Corp. on April 1