Former SIE CEO joins Tencent as strategic advisor | Technology News TechNews

Another hosting industry veteran joined Tencent. Shawn Layden, President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) USA, recently announced on LinkedIn that he has joined Tencent as a strategic advisor.

“I am very happy to tell you that I have joined Tencent Games as a strategic advisor,” said Layden. “I hope to support and assist the Tencent team in my new role. My main career experience has come from this field. Tencent invests in areas I know well. .The game industry, the interactive entertainment field , we are all at a decisive stage. The road ahead has many possibilities, but only a small part is compatible, far-reaching, and sustainable in Thanks to Tencent Given the opportunity, I am excited to continue the journey of discovery.”

Layden has worked at PlayStation for over 20 years and has held senior positions in several key departments: from 1996 to 2019 as a producer in the international software development department. Between 1999 and 2007, he served as Vice President of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. Between 2007 and 2010, he served as president of Sony Computer Entertainment in Japan.

Layden also served as CEO of SIE USA from 2010 to 2014, and as CEO and President from 2014 to 2016.

(This article is reproduced with permission from Game Grape; source of first image: Flickr/Collision Conf CC BY 2.0)

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