Michael Lynton


Mr. Lynton is a Director of Ares Management Corporation. Mr. Lynton currently serves as the Chairman of Snap Inc., Warner Music Group and Schrödinger, Inc., and on the board of directors of Boston Beer Company. Mr. Lynton also serves as an advisor to 25madison, a venture capital firm. Mr. Lynton is also a member of the Smithsonian, the Rand Corporation and the Tate. He served as the Chief Executive Officer 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. Mr. Lynton also served as Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment from January 2004 to January 2017. Prior to joining Sony Pictures Entertainment, Mr. Lynton 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. Mr. Lynton holds a B.A. in History and Literature from Harvard College, where he also received his M.B.A.