Shuhei Yoshida, a 26-year Sony veteran and renowned software developer, has been with Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) since its inception more than 20 years ago. In May 2008, Yoshida was appointed as President, Worldwide Studios, and is responsible for all first-party game software development activities for PlayStation platforms. The Worldwide Studios operation includes 14 studios globally, across US, Europe, and Japan.
In the early years at SCE, Yoshida held several high profile positions in product development and third-party relations for the company. Yoshida was among those responsible for the creation of SCE's internal product development team. In the studio, Yoshida was executive producer for Gran Turismo™, and produced ICO, Ape Escape™ and The Legend of Dragoon®, among other popular titles. Yoshida moved to the US in March 2000 to join Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) to oversee product development. During Yoshida’s tenure at SCEA, the studios under his management produced several multi-million hit franchises such as Uncharted, God of War, MLB: The Show, Ratchet and Clank, Resistance, SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs, Jak and Daxter™, Sly Cooper, and ATV Offroad Fury™.
Prior to SCE, Yoshida joined Sony Corporation in 1986, where he was involved in the corporate strategy group as well as coordinating the PC business. Yoshida earned his Bachelor of Science degree in economics from Kyoto University, Japan, and his master's degree in business administration from the University of California at Los Angeles (AGSM).