Jonathan recently completed a 24-year career at Sony, which culminated in him having two concurrent roles: Executive Vice President, Legal & Compliance, for Sony Electronics based in California and Corporate Vice President & General Counsel of Sony Mobile Communications (formerly Sony Ericsson) headquartered in Tokyo.
In the U.S.A., Jonathan oversaw Sony’s Law Department, IPR, Compliance, Information Security, Trade Affairs, Government Affairs, Technical Standards & Corporate Security functions. He managed a team of over 60 professionals based in San Diego, New Jersey, Miami and Washington D.C., supporting the electronics businesses in the Americas.
In his leadership role at Sony Mobile Communications, Jonathan headed a Global team of 60 professionals located in Sweden, France, Germany, U.K., U.S.A., Singapore, Japan and China, dedicated to supporting Sony’s worldwide mobile communications businesses including smartphones and IoT.
Jonathan has been Company Secretary of several U.S. and Japanese legal entities and was a member of the Executive Management Teams of both organizations.
Before he joined Sony Ericsson in 2005 as General Counsel, Jonathan spent 12 years working at Sony Electronics Europe, prior to which he worked at Apple. From 1986-1990 Jonathan trained as a U.K. Solicitor and worked in private practice as a company commercial solicitor at Bates Wells & Braithwaite, the UK’s leading Charity lawyers.