Tsuda steps in as SPE HR vp


Sony Pictures Entertainment has named Kesa Tsuda senior vp worldwide human resources.

Tsuda will lead SPE's human resources department, including its offices in Culver City, Hong Kong, London, Miami and New York, and will report to Beth Berke, senior executive vp and chief administrative officer at SPE.

Berke lauded Tsuda as a talented professional with more than 20 years of experience in financial and business operations and human resources. "She has experience in the entertainment and technology industries, a combination that is especially valuable in this digital age," Berke added.

Tsuda joins SPE after six years as vp human resources at Idealab, a business incubator based in Pasadena and Boston. She also worked in the human resources departments of Aspen Marketing, Launch Media and Universal Pictures. Additionally, Tsuda was director of business operations at Comcast, Content & Communications and director of financial planning and administration at NBC in Burbank.