There was always likely to be a fallout as a result of the recent troubles seen in Sony’s mobile division. Smartphone forecasts have been cut and a strategic review of Sony’s mid-range portfolio led to a massive impairment of the business.
Therefore, it’s perhaps no surprise to see that Sony is changing the head of its mobile division. Sony has announced that Hiroki Totoki (currently in change of Sony’s Corporate Planning, Finance and New Business) will replace Kunimasa Suzuki as CEO of Sony Mobile Communications from 16 November 2014. Suzuki will move to an Executive Vice President role.
Sony will announce its Q2 results tomorrow (Friday 31 October 2014), where it is rumoured that it will once again cut unit forecasts for its mobile division. We’ll bring you our usual results report on the state of Sony Mobile’s financials tomorrow.
Thanks Felix and Hendra!