Howard Stringer

Howard Stringer

Former Sony CEO

After a long history in various executive positions at CBS, Sir Howard Stringer became the Sony CEO in June of 2005, also becoming the president of that same company in 2009, while serving as a Representative Corporate EO of Sony.

Howard Stringer calls Cardiff, Wales his home, having been born to a Welsh schoolteacher and an English sergeant in the Royal Air Force. His family emmigrated to the United States in 1965, after which Howard Stringer served a stint with the United States Army during the Vietnam War, becoming a citizen in 1985 (he still holds his UK citizenship, making him a dual citizen). Howard Stringer went to the Oundle School in Northamptonshire, and later attended the University of Oxford where he received a Master of Arts Degree in Modern History. On December 31, 1999 Queen Elizabeth II knighted Howard Stringer, before he was the Sony CEO.

Howard Stringer became Sony CEO after he was picked up from TELE-TV, the Bell Atlantic company where he had been CEO from February 1995 to April 1997, the company that was combined with the merger of three of the biggest telecommunications companies in the United States, namely Bell Atlantic, NYEX and Pacific Telsis. Howard Stringer performed remarkably well in this position, resulting in his eventual picking up from Sony.

Howard Stringer began his career as a writer, director and producer, and performed in all of those areas remarkably, winning a total of nine Emmys as a writer, director and producer from 1973 to 1983. CBS Evening News with Dan Rather was one of the most-watched evening news programs while Howard Stringer was its executive producer for three years until 1984, and that program proved to be dominant. From 1986 to 1988, Howard Stringer was the President of CBS News, and championed the development of multiple new programs, among which is the award-winning 48 hours, which still holds a primetime spot many years later.

Howard Stringer also was the executive producer of a documentary unit known as REPORTS, which won nearly every honor available in television; the program Howard Stringer headed finished with a total 31 Emmy Awards, 4 Peabody Awards, 3 Christopher Awards, an ABA Silver Gavel, 3 Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Awards, 3 Overseas Press Club Awards, and the Robert F. Kennedy Grand Prize. There was no producer quite like Howard Stringer, and this success was seen across many industries, including Sony, which made him the Sony CEO for the future.

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