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Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton steps down to be chairman at Snapchat

bizjournals Saturday, 14 January 2017
Michael Lynton is leaving Sony to focus his attention on Snap Inc. The corporate executive officer of Sony Corporation and CEO of Sony Entertainment will step down as of Feb. 2 to serve as chairman of the board at the Snapchat parent. He will stay on at Sony for six months, however, as the studio seeks a replacement, sharing the title of co-CEO of Sony Entertainment with Sony Corporation President and CEO Kazuo Hirai, who will have a second office in the Culver City, California, to oversee the company’s…
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Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton is leaving the company to become the chairman of the board for Snap Inc. It's been two years of guiding the company through an unprecedented email hack. Snap Inc is the company behind Snapchat. Lynton is a 13-year Sony veteran who led both the music and...

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