Shuhei Yoshida, a 26-year Sony veteran and renowned software developer, has been with Sony Interactive Entertainment group since it's inception more than 18 years ago. In May 2008, Yoshida was appointed as President, Worldwide Studios, and is responsible for all 1st party game software development activities for PlayStation. Worldwide Studios operation includes 15 studios globally, across US, Europe and Japan.
In the early days of PlayStation, Yoshida's tenure with Sony Interactive Entertainment took him through various high profile positions in product development and third party relations. Yoshida was among those responsible for the creation of Sony Interactive Entertainment's internal product development team. In the studio, Yoshida executive produced Gran Turismo™, and produced ICO, Ape Escape™ and The Legend of Dragoon®, among other titles. Yoshida moved to the US in March 2000 to join Sony Computer Entertainment America to run product development. During his SCEA days, his studios produced 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™.
Before PlayStation, 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).