Executive biographies

Our senior management

Kunimasa Suzuki

President & CEO
Sony Mobile Communications

Overview of Professional Experience

Kunimasa Suzuki was appointed President and CEO of Sony Mobile Communications on 16th May 2012.

  • In April 2012, Kunimasa Suzuki was appointed Corporate Executive Officer, EVP, Sony Corporation, in charge of Sony’s PC business, Mobile Business, UX (User Experience), Product Strategy and Creative Platform.
  • Mr. Suzuki originally joined Sony Corporation in 1984 and has held a variety of executive positions at the company including leadership roles in the VAIO Business Group, Sony Computer Entertainment, Sony Electronics Inc, and Sony’s Consumer Products Group and Business Strategy Group.
  • From April 2011 to April 2012, Mr. Suzuki held the position of Deputy President of the Consumer Products and Services Group (CPSG) as well as President of the VAIO and Mobile Business Group, CPSG, Sony Corporation.
  • From July 2009 to April 2012, Mr. Suzuki held the position of Deputy President, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
  • In April 2009 he was appointed SVP, Corporate Executive, Sony Corporation and in the same year held the position of Deputy President of Networked Products and Services Group (NPSG), Sony Corporation and President of VAIO Business Group, NPSG, Sony Corporation.
  • In April 2008 he was appointed EVP, Sony Electronics Inc.
  • Mr. Suzuki gained considerable experience during the period 2005 to 2007 in a number of senior roles, including Deputy President, VAIO Business Group, Sony Corporation in 2006, and General Manager, Consumer Products Group Integrated Products and Business Strategy, Sony Corporation in 2007.
  • Mr. Suzuki has also held international posts for Sony in the Middle East (Saudi Arabia) and South America (Argentina).

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.