Nobuyuki Idei (出井 伸之, Idei Nobuyuki; born November 22, 1937) was a former Chairman and Group Chief Executive Officer of Sony Corporation until the 7th March 2005. He is also a director of General Motors, Baidu, Yoshimoto Kogyo and Nestlé.
After a stroke sidelined former chairman Kunitake Andō became president.
In 2003, on Ohga's retirement, Idei became the sole Chairman, and the title of Chief Executive Officer was altered to Group Chief Executive Officer. On March 7, 2005, it was announced that Idei would be succeeded on June 22 by Sir Howard Stringer.
On July 15, 2014, Idei joined the Board of Directors of ZL Technologies. ZL Technologies' CEO Kon Leong noted that "Mr. Idei joins an advisory board at ZL represented by thought-leaders from diverse backgrounds and industries. ZL Technologies' visionary approach of enabling total information governance of corporate data to reduce risks and improve strategic performance is rapidly gaining traction among the world's largest enterprises. We are excited to welcome Mr. Idei, who ranks