Sony has appointed Katsunori Yamanouchi as vice president of its Professional Solutions Europe (PSE) business.

Yamanouchi replaces Naomi Climer, who has been promoted to a post where she will lead the development of a new global business focussed on media cloud services.

“Leading PSE has been both a privilege and an exciting adventure,” said Climer.

“In my 6 years with PSE, we’ve seen numerous waves of technology advances - HD, 3D and 4K to name just a few - providing our professional customers with the tools and inspiration to amaze consumers everywhere.”

Yamanouchi joined Sony’s Professional Solutions Group in 1989.

In 2009 he took on the role of head of the Planning and Marketing Department, Content Creation Solutions Division, where he looked after the development of Sony’s broadcast and media core products and solutions.