Michael Lynton served as the CEO of Sony Entertainment from April 2012 until February 2017, overseeing Sony’s global entertainment businesses, including Sony Music Entertainment, Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Sony Pictures Entertainment. Beginning in January 2004, Lynton also served as Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment. Prior to joining Sony Pictures, Lynton worked for Time Warner and served as CEO of AOL Europe, President of AOL International, and President of Time Warner International. He earlier 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. Lynton currently serves on the Board of Snap, Inc., Pearson, PLC, Schrodinger, LLC, IEX, and Ares Management, L.P. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Harvard Board of Overseers, and serves on the boards of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Tate, and the Rand Corporation. Michael holds a B.A. in History and Literature from Harvard College, where he also received his M.B.A.
Biography current as of September 25, 2018