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Michael Lynton

Michael Lynton
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Michael Lynton

XIR, CEO of Elmalu, LLC

As an XIR, Michael Lynton leverages his strategic, operational, and domain expertise to support businesses in the consumer, media, and technology sectors.

Most recently, Michael served as the CEO of Sony Entertainment from April 2012 until February 2017, overseeing Sony’s global entertainment businesses, including Sony Music Entertainment, Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Sony Pictures Entertainment. Michael also served as Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment since January 2004. Prior to joining Sony Pictures, he worked for Time Warner and served as CEO of AOL Europe, President of AOL International and President of Time Warner International, and earlier served as Chairman and CEO of Pearson plc's Penguin Group where he oversaw the acquisition of Putnam, Inc. and extended the Penguin brand to music and the Internet.

Michael currently serves on the Board of Snap, Inc. (NYSE: SNAP; a former GC portfolio company), Pearson, PLC., Schrodinger, LLC., IEX, and Ares Management, L.P. He is also a member on the Council on Foreign Relations and the Harvard Board of Overseers and serves on the boards of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Tate, and the Rand Corporation. Michael holds a B.A. in History and Literature from Harvard College, where he also received his M.B.A.

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