Sony Ericsson, a 50:50 joint venture by Sony and Ericsson established in October 2001, has appointed William ‘Bill’ Glaser, Jr, former Sony Corporation vice president and head of Sony Group risk office, as chief financial officer (CFO). He will succeed Ulf Lilja, who will return to Ericsson on 31 July 2010. Glaser will report to Sony Ericsson president Bert Nordberg, and be based at the company’s global corporate offices in London, as well as its offices in Lund, Sweden.
Glaser has over 20 years of experience working in Sony’s diverse electronics, game and entertainment businesses in the US, UK and Japan. Over the past 10 years, he has held senior positions at Sony in Japan and in the US. As vice president and head of the Sony Group risk office for Sony Corporation since 2006, Glaser was responsible for developing and introducing Sony’s global enterprise risk management programme. Prior to that, he was senior vice president (SVP) and corporate controller for Sony Electronics, Sony’s US subsidiary responsible for electronics and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. He began his career at Price Waterhouse in the US, where he became a certified public accountant (CPA).
Glaser has a BSc in Business and Economics and a MSc in Management Sciences from Lehigh University, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. In addition to postings in the US, UK and Japan, he has lived in Brazil and Belgium.
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