Ex-Sony Leader Nobuyuki Idei Dies at 84

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Nobuyuki Idei, former Sony Corp chief executive, speaks during an interview in Tokyo December 24, 2008.

Tokyo (Jiji Press)—Former Sony Corp. President Nobuyuki Idei has died, Japanese electronics and entertainment giant Sony Group Corp. said Tuesday. He was 84.

A Tokyo native, Idei, who graduated from Waseda University’s School of Political Science and Economics, entered Sony in 1960.

Idei became president of Sony in 1995. He concurrently served as chairman and CEO in 2000-2005.

Sony, which was renamed Sony Group in 2021, diversified its businesses under the leadership of Idei.