Akio Morita Edit Profile
Osaka Imperial University.
Executive Manager Director 1958-1959, Executive Vice-President 1959-1971, President 1971, President, and Chief Executive Officer 1971-1976, Chair, of Board and Chief Executive Officer since 1976. President SONY Corporation, America 1960-1966, Chair, of Board 1966-1974, President 1968-1971, Chair, of Finance Committee 1977-1981. Chairman Executive Committee SONY Corporation of America 1974-1977, since 1981.
Director IBM World Trade Americas/Far East Corporation 1972-1977. Director Pan American World Airways Inc. 1980; Chairman Committee on Institute Investment and Technology Change (IITEC), Keidanren (Federation Economics Organizations) since 1981.
Move forward and do what you think is best. If you make a mistake, you’ll learn something. But don’t make the same mistake twice.
You can be totally rational with a machine. But if you work with people, sometimes logic often has to take a backseat to understanding.
Institute Council, Morgan Guaranty Trust Company.
1946 - 1994
May 7, 1946 - 1994
named Hon. Knight Commander of Most Excellent Order of the British Empire1992, Commander Order of Leopold from H.M. the 1992, Commander Order of Leopold from H.M. the King of the Belgians, 1993, Creu de Sant Jordi, Government Catalonia, Spain, 1996, Distinguished Medal of Honor, Japanese American National Museum, 1996.