Sony’s Kaz Hirai Fully Retiring In June

Kaz “Riiiiiidge Raceeeer” Hirai is fully retiring as Sony on in June.

Sony has announced that its former CEO, who had announced he will be stepping down in June from that role, will also be leaving the roles of Director and Chairman in June.

“Since passing the baton of CEO to Yoshida-san last April, as Chairman of Sony, I have had the opportunity to both ensure a smooth transition and provide support to Sony’s management,” Hirai said in a press release.

“I am confident that everyone at Sony is fully aligned under Yoshida-san’s strong leadership, and are ready to build an even brighter future for Sony. As such, I have decided to depart from Sony, which has been a part of my life for the past 35 years.

I would like to extend my warmest gratitude to all our employees and stakeholders who have supported me throughout this journey.”

The company has also announced that “we look forward to his continuing high-level support to Sony’s management that encompasses a breadth of diverse businesses.”

So, while he’s leaving the platform owner, he’ll be supporting other activities in the foreseeable future, even though it’s not clear in what form.