Michael Schulhof is the CEO and General Partner of GTI, and the former President and CEO of Sony America.
Mr. Schulhof joined Sony in 1968 and rose to senior management in 1979. In 1989, he was named to Sony’s Board of Directors, becoming the first American on the Board of a major Japanese corporation. He is credited with transforming Sony’s US operations into a global entertainment company. During his 25 years at Sony, Mr. Schulhof had responsibility for: (i) Sony Electronics; (ii) Sony Software Corporation including Columbia/Tristar Pictures, Inc., CBS Records, as well as the electronic publishing, and signatures divisions; and (iii) Sony Retail Entertainment including theaters and location-based entertainment centers across the United States.
Mr. Schulhof serves on the boards of several companies and charitable organizations including ColdWatt, J2Com, the Brookings Institution, the Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia Unversity, the American Hospital of Paris Foundation, and New York University Medical Center. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
A native of New York, Mr. Schulhof is a solid-state physicist with 27 published papers and one patent to his credit. He received a B.A. from Grinnell College, a M.A. from Cornell University, a Ph.D. from Brandeis University, and the Chevalier de la Legion D’Honneur by the French Republic.