Sir Howard Stringer, business man (sony) with a connection to Wales (Cardiff, South Wales)
Sir Howard StringerMultiple high profile roles including
President of CBS News (1986 to 1988)
Chairman and CEO of TELE-TV
Chairman and CEO Sony Corporation, starting in May 1997 and became their Chairman and CEO in June 2005.
Between 1974 and 1976 he earned nine individual Emmys as a writer, director and producer.
Sir Howard was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Glamorgan. He also has an Honorary Fellowship from the Welsh College of Music and Drama.
Connection: Born in Cardiff, Wales. In 1999 he was inducted into the Royal Television Society's Welsh Hall of Fame.
Stringer said. 'There's a saying that in Wales we like music, the English like the noise it makes.'
At CBS his leadership took the network from last to first place in one season, the only time this has happened.