Executive Lounge

New Sony CFO Hiroki Totoki speaks to reporters during a financial briefing on April 27 in Tokyo.

New Sony CFO brings entrepreneur spirit to head office

Keeping the electronics giant on a profitable track will be a major challenge

  • Nobuko Kobayashi

    Japanese companies cannot ignore advance of activist shareholders

    Groups need to reshape before the arrival of hostile investors

  • SoftBank probes insider role in star recruit's 2016 exit

    Panel to shed light on campaign to oust Son's onetime crown prince

  • Interview

    Morgan Stanley eager to grow in increasingly open China

    CEO Gorman sanguine about global growth and 'exciting' Japanese recovery

  • Exclusive

    AirAsia had talks with cash-strapped HNA over asset purchases

    CEO Fernandes to move to Tokyo to battle regulatory red tape

  • Business Insight

    Li Ka-shing leaves a controversial legacy

    Self-made Hong Kong billionaire profited from a much-criticised property market

  • Interview

    Micron unruffled by rise of Chinese chipmakers

    Tech and intellectual property demands pose high hurdles for newcomers, CEO says

  • Interview

    Australia's Fortescue follows Chinese steelmakers' pivot to quality

    Miner to invest up to $1.5bn in new site with higher-grade ore: CEO

  • Swire Pacific founding family scion to take reins

    Hong Kong-listed conglomerate aims to bolster lackluster performance

  • South Korean tobacco group braces for fight over leader's re-election

    Foreign investors key to KT&G president's reappointment at Friday meeting

  • Kobe Steel CEO to quit over quality scandal

    Resignation part of a bigger management shakeup at Japanese group

  • Interview

    Bain & Co.'s Asia push begins with Japan

    New global chief expects to double Asia-Pacific revenue 'in next few years'

  • Interview

    Goldman looks to help China reform economy

    CEO Blankfein 'negative' but not 'hysterical' on bitcoin

  • How one man's 'so what?' attitude changed the way Japan travels

    HIS founder and CEO Hideo Sawada struck gold by ignoring 'common sense'

  • Dubai-based Careem seeks to double ride-hailing network

    Uber's regional rival sets itself apart by catering to local sensitivities

  • Lotte chief's removal threatens to leave reform on back burner

    Leadership turmoil seen delaying IPO plans

  • South Korea grapples with cycle of corruption and pardons

    Release of Samsung chief triggers debate on corporate governance standards

  • How a Shanghai businessman pulled Honma Golf out of the rough

    Liu Jianguo took the company from bankruptcy to making clubs for the US president

  • Ghosn reappointment leaves Nissan and Mitsubishi wary of Paris

    Renault's Japanese allies fear push toward deeper integration

  • Toshiba turns to outside chief to clean up its house

    Ex-banker brings fresh perspective along with turnaround experience