Profession: Former Chairman & CEO Sony Corporation
Born: November 22, 1937, | age 84 years | Seijo, Tokyo, Japan
Died: June 2, 2022, Tokyo, Japan
Mr. Idei led Japan’s Sony Corporation from 1998 to 2005 as CEO. He made an immense contribution to Sony’s evolution as a global company. In particular, the prescience and foresight with which he predicted the impact of the Internet and engaged proactively with digitalization across Sony amaze people today.
Profession: American Economist
Born: May 7, 1933, | age 89 years | Montana, United States
Died: June 8, 2022, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Mr. Jorgenson was a pioneer in multiple areas of economics. These included information technology and economic growth, tax policy and investment behavior, applied econometrics, and, most relevant here, energy economics and environmental policy analysis. As a Harvard Professor of Economics, he continued to be one of the China Project’s most active faculty participants throughout its history.
Profession: American Educator
Born: November 20, 1926, | age 95 years | United States
Died: June 3, 2022, St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
Ms. Cook was an American educator and mystery novelist who was best known as the model for the familiar Gerber Baby artwork worldwide. The painting launched the iconic logo of the Gerber Products Company in 1931. Her smile and expressive curiosity captured hearts everywhere.
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