Sony Pictures Entertainment is about to have a new set of eyes on its ledgers: Philip Rowley was just named CFO where he’ll oversee financial affairs, corporate development, information technology, facilities, procurement, security and health and safety, reporting to Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton.
Rowley will start on June 20 and replace David Hendler, who is retiring then.
Rowley’s resume includes stints at EMI Music Worldwide and AOL Europe. During the period from 2001-2007 at AOL in London he helped the company move from a loss to a profit, which resulted in successive promotions to CEO.
That makes the move to Sony a reunion of sorts with Lynton who was also a CEO of AOL Europe before joining Sony.
“Philip’s financial expertise and international experience in the media, entertainment and tech sectors make him perfectly suited for the increasingly global and multifaceted nature of our business,” Lynton says. He also thanked Hender for “strategically managing the studio’s financial affairs through years of unprecedented change in our industry.”
Since 2007, Rowley has held a non-executive board seats at Promethean World, HMV Group, MISYS, Tradus, and ARM Holdings.