Full Name : Kazuo Hirai
Born : 22nd - Dec - 1960
Zodiac Sign : Sagittarius
Birth Place : Tokyo
Country : Japan
Education : International Christian University Tokyo
Occupation : CEO Businessman
Industry : Technology
Networth : $1.6 million
Hardwork, perseverance and sheer passion is what it requires to make a mark in any trending precinct today. Kazuo Hirai, president and chief executive officer, Sony Inc., is one such incredible example of the technical arena. Strategic, intellectual and a gaming freak, he began his corporate career with Sony Inc. in the year 1984. With his determination and the eye for the pixel perfection, he was appointed as the president and the chief executive office in the year 2012.
Mr. Hirai, in the year 2009, was appointed as the president of Networked Products & Services Group at Sony. During his tenure at this position, he was able to successfully launch Music Unlimited and Video Unlimited, Sony's online hit services. The determination to succeed and the quest for excellence further augmented his desire. In the year 2011, Mr. Hirai took over the whole sole responsibility of Sony's entire consumer electronics and services, its sales and marketing and design and the technical aspects.
The next generation doesn't start until we say it does - Kazuo Hirai
Throughout his childhood, Kazuo Hirai was deeply influenced by creativity and knowledge and to this day, the passion for innovation, creativity and 'dig in for the gold' attitude enables him to drive new technologies and innovation across various products. His temperament, mindset and the thirst for success has made him what he is today. He has been known as the "mogul in the running" in Vanity Fair's 2004 "New Establishment" list. Considering his inspiring achievements, perseverance and leadership attitude, he got himself listed as one of the most intellectual and influential executives in the pursuit by Entertainment Weekly.
2015 Lifetime Achievement