Michael Lynton General Information
Mr. Michael Lynton serves as Chairman at Snap. Mr. Michael Lynton serves as Chief Executive Officer at Sony Corporation of America. He is a Board Member of IEX Group. He served as a Co-Chief Executive Officer at Sony Pictures Entertainment. He served as the Chairman at Sony Pictures Entertainment. He also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Director at Snap. He is CEO of Sony Entertainment, where he oversees Sony's global entertainment businesses, including Sony Music Entertainment, Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Sony Pictures Entertainment. He is also Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE), managing the studio's overall global operations, which include motion picture, television and digital content production and distribution, home entertainment acquisition and distribution, the operation of studio facilities, and the development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. At Sony Pictures Entertainment, he has focused on digital transformation, worldwide growth, content diversity and financial discipline, leading the studio through an era of innovation and success, putting Sony Pictures on the cutting edge of an industry experiencing rapid technological and global change. Under him, Sony Pictures has been an industry leader in the migration to digital entertainment, from production and distribution to the introduction of new formats. The studio championed the industry's UltraViolet digital entertainment format, helped re-introduce 3D to the entertainment industry and is deeply engaged in the rapidly expanding 4K Ultra HD marketplace. Prior to joining Sony Pictures, he worked for Time Warner and served as CEO of AOL Europe, President of AOL International and President of Time Warner International. From 1996 to 2000, he served as Chairman and CEO of Pearson plc's Penguin Group, where he oversaw the acquisition of Putnam, Inc. and extended the Penguin brand to music and the Internet. He joined The Walt Disney Company in 1987 and started Disney Publishing, serving as its President. From 1992 to 1996, he served as President of Disney's Hollywood Pictures. Mr. Lynton holds a Bachelor of Arts in history and literature from Harvard College and a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on the boards of the American Film Institute, the Smithsonian Board of Regents, the Harvard Board of Overseers, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, J. Paul Getty Trust, USC School of Cinematic Arts and the RAND Corporation. In addition, he sits on the board of directors of Snapchat and Ares Management. He is also a Trustee at RAND.