Jörg Hellwig, former SVP of the Sony label Ariola, will take over as managing director of Universal's label Koch Universal in Munich effective Jan. 1, 2010.

Hellwig worked for Universal Music from 1997 to 2002 as managing director for the label Polydor. Ralf Schedler remains label head of Koch Universal Music and will report to Jörg Hellwig.

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