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Ken Kutaragi (久夛良木 健 Kutaragi Ken, born August 8, 1950) is the current Chairman and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment (SCEI), the video game division of Sony Corporation. He is known as "The Father of the PlayStation", as well as its successors, the PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, and the PlayStation 3.
Kutaragi is closely watched by financial analysts who trace profiles of the losses and profits of the Sony Corporation. On January 24, 2007, Kutaragi was announced as the Chairman of Cellius, a joint venture between Sony and Namco Bandai.
Kutaragi is set to retire as CEO on June 19, 2007 and will be replaced by Kazuo Hirai.