Norio Ohga

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In this Japanese name, the family name is Ohga.

Norio Ohga (大賀典雄 Ōga Norio?, January 29, 1930 – April 23, 2011), also spelled Oga and Ogha,[1] was a Japanese businessman and former president and chairman of Sony Corporation.

Early life[change | change source]

Ohga was born in Numazu, Shizuoka. He studied at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. He graduated in 1953.[2]

Career[change | change source]

He was made the president of Sony in 1982, and the CEO of Sony in 1989.[3] He is credited with the development of the audio compact disc.[1]

Honors[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Perpetua, Matthew. "Sony Chairman Norio Ogha, Developer of the CD, Dead at 81," Rolling Stone, April 25, 2011; retrieved 2011-10-21.
  2. "Chairman of the Board Norio Ohga Retires as Director of Sony Corporation," Sony. 28 January 2003; retrieved 2011-10-21.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "Passing of Norio Ohga, Senior Advisor and former President and Chairman, Sony Corporation," April 23, 2011; retrieved 2011-08-08

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Business positions
Preceded by
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President of Sony Corporation
1982–1989
Succeeded by
Nobuyuki Idei
Preceded by
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CEO of Sony Corporation
1989–1999
Succeeded by
Nobuyuki Idei
Preceded by
Akio Morita
Chairman of the Board of Sony Corporation
1994–2003
Succeeded by
Nobuyuki Idei
Preceded by
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Honorary Chairman of Sony Corporation
2003–2011
Succeeded by
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