Sony creates corp. exec title

TOKYO — Sony Corp. announced Thursday it will change its top management structure by introducing a new position called corporate executive officer.

The company said it is making the move to better clarify areas of responsibility among top management. The new corporate executive officers will be responsible for operational management, and the position must be approved at a June 27 general meeting of shareholders.

The company also put forward Hideo Ishihara, chairman of Goldman Sachs (Japan) Ltd., and Kenichi Suematsu, chairman of Sakura Bank as candidates for the board of directors. The appointments must also be approved at the shareholders meeting.

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