SonyEricsson appointed Hideki Komiyama its new top executive as Miles Flint has decided to step down from the post. Flint, who became president in 2004 and guided the venture to profitability, will remain executive adviser to Komiyama until the end of the year. Komiyama, currently chairman of Sony Electronics, will move into the new job on Nov. 1.
Under Flint, Sony Ericsson doubled its sales volumes and introduced successful new models such as the Walkman music phones and Cybershot imaging phones, enabling Sony Ericsson to carve out a presence in the high end of the handset market. Flint, who spent 17 years at Sony and then Sony Ericsson, said he’s leaving to purse new personal and business opportunities and intends to take a short career break before deciding on his next steps. More details Here.