Sony appoints Katsunori Yamanouchi as Vice President of its Professional Solutions Europe (PSE) business.
Yamanouchi joined Sony's Professional Solutions Group in 1989 and has gained extensive international management experience through roles in the European, US and Asia-Pacific regions. From 2003-09 he successfully lead Sony's professional business in the CIS, MEA and German-speaking territories.
In 2009, he returned to Japan, heading up Planning & Marketing Dept., Content Creation Solutions Division, a role in which he took global responsibility for the core product and solutions developments underpinning Sony's leadership in the professional Broadcast and Media industries.
Katsunori Yamanouchi said today: “I’m delighted to be joining the European team and building upon the business success achieved by Naomi and the PSE team. I know the passion and dedication of our European team to understanding our customers and responding with innovative technology and services. I strongly believe we can look forward to continuing growth in our European B2B business, both in our core established markets and also new segments including cinema, video security and sports."
He replaces Naomi Climer. After 6 years leading the PSE business, Climer will now lead the development of a new global business in media cloud services based at the Sony Pictures studio lot in Los Angeles, USA.