Executive biographies

Our senior management

Hiroki Totoki

President & CEO
Sony Mobile Communications

Overview of Professional Experience

Hiroki Totoki was appointed President and CEO of Sony Mobile Communications Inc. on 16th November 2014.

  • Hiroki Totoki joined Sony Corporation in April 1987.
  • In February 2002, Mr. Totoki was appointed Representative Director, Sony Bank Incorporated, a position which held until June 2005.
  • In June 2005, Mr. Totoki was appointed Director, Corporate Executive Officer and Senior Managing Director, Sony Communication Network Corporation (renamed So-net Entertainment Corporation in October 2006 and So-net Corporation in July 2013).
  • In April 2012, Mr. Totoki was appointed Representative Director, Corporate Executive Officer and Senior Managing Director, So-net Corporation.
  • In April 2013, Mr. Totoki was appointed Representative Director, Corporate Executive Officer, Deputy President and CFO, So-net Corporation.
  • In December 2013, Mr. Totoki was appointed SVP, Corporate Executive In charge of Business Strategy, Corporate Development and Transformation.
  • In April 2014, Mr. Totoki took on the role of SVP, Corporate Executive In charge of Corporate Planning, Finance; In charge of New Business Creation Department; In charge of Business Design and Innovation Laboratory, RDS Platform and Senior General Manager of Corporate Planning Department.
  • From November 2014, Mr. Totoki has served as Group Executive, Sony Corporation and President and CEO of Sony Mobile Communications Inc.

Bob Ishida

Deputy CEO, Executive Vice President,
Sony Mobile Communications

Overview of Professional Experience

  • During 2011 Bob was Corporate Executive, Senior Vice President, In charge of Platform & Partner Strategy and was President of Home Entertainment Business Group, Consumer Products & Services Group, Sony Corporation.
  • From 2009 Bob held the position of President, Home Entertainment Business Group, Consumer, Professional & Devices Group, Sony Corporation.
  • From 2001 to 2007 he held Senior roles within the VAIO Business including President of VAIO Desktop Computer Company, Home Network Company, President of VAIO of America, Sony Electronics Inc, and President of VAIO Business Group, Sony Corporation.
  • During 2006 Bob was appointed to the position of Corporate Executive, Senior Vice President, Sony Corporation.
  • He joined Sony Corporation in 1982 as a mechanical engineer, moved to the Display Sales Dept., Components Sales & Marketing Group in 1985 and held various roles through to the position of General Manager, Information Technology Company in 1996.

Educational Background

Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University, Tokyo, 1982.

Bob Ishida was born in Japan in 1959.

Dennis van Schie

Senior Vice President, Head of Sales and Marketing,
Sony Mobile Communications

Overview of Professional Experience

Dennis van Schie was appointed Senior Vice President, Head of Sales and Marketing of Sony Mobile Communications on 16th May 2012.

  • From December 2011 to April 2012, Mr. van Schie held the position of Corporate Vice President, Head of Product Business Unit, Sony Mobile Communications (formerly Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications), responsible for product planning, development and management of the smartphone portfolio.
  • From October 2009 to November 2011, Mr. van Schie held the position of Corporate Vice President, Portfolio and Product Management of Sony Ericsson.
  • Mr. van Schie joined Sony Ericsson from Ericsson Mobile Communications in 2002. He has held various senior management positions within the company over the last ten years.
  • A Dutch native, Dennis van Schie holds an MSc in mechanical engineering from the Technical University Delft, Netherlands and a MBA from IMD Lausanne, Switzerland.