On the Stage, Behind the Scenes and In the Audience
Sir Howard Stringer
Sir Howard Stringer has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sony Corporation since June 2005. He is also a Representative Corporate Executive Officer of Sony Corporation. Additionally, Sir Howard retains his responsibilities as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sony Corporation of America, as well as corporate head of Sony Corporation’s Entertainment Business Group. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Sony Corporation, and is also a Board member of Sony Ericsson and Sony BMG Music Entertainment, and he oversees Sony’s other music-related holdings in the U.S. He joined the Company in May 1997.Prior to joining Sony, Sir Howard had a distinguished 30-year career as a journalist, producer and executive at CBS Inc. As President of CBS from 1988 to 1995, he was responsible for all the broadcast activities of the company including entertainment, news, sports, radio and television stations. Sir Howard held numerous positions at CBS News including President, Executive Producer of the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather, and Executive Producer of the CBS Reports documentary unit, which won virtually every major honor in broadcasting. He earned nine individual Emmys as a writer, director and producer from 1974 to 1976. Sir Howard serves as Chairman of the American Film Institute Board of Trustees and is on the Board of Trustees of the Paley Center for Media. He is active on many other boards including The New York/Presbyterian Hospital and The American Theatre Wing. He is the recipient of numerous media and philanthropic awards. A native of Cardiff, Wales, Sir Howard received the title of Knight Bachelor in the New Year Honours list of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 1999. He holds a B.A. and an M.A. in modern history from Oxford University. He has honorary Fellowships from Merton College, Oxford, and the Welsh College of Music and Drama. He has also received Honorary Doctorates from the University of Glamorgan in Wales and the London Institute.