Michael Lynton

Michael Lynton, Tate Trustee

Michael is the Chairman of Snap. Inc. He 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 boards of directors of Snap, Inc., 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, Tate and the RAND Corporation.

Michael holds a B.A. in History and Literature from Harvard College, where he also received his MBA.

Appointment information

  • Appointed by: Prime Minister
  • Appointment: 22 May 2017
  • Term expires: 21 June 2025 (Reappointed June 2021)