Universal Music Japan has appointed Tomotaka Hoshiai to the position of CFO, replacing Nobuko Suzuki, who will become vice chairman of the company. Hoshiai's appointment will take affect on Jan. 1, 2010.

Hoshiai, 51, is new to the music industry but a veteran of multi-national firms in Japan. He moves over from the chocolatier Godiva, which he joined in 2002. Hoshiai was CFO and financial director of Godiva Japan.

Subscribe to billboard biz to continue reading this article and thousands more.

Billboard.biz subscribers get:
  • 24/7 coverage of every genre and sector of the business with over 150 exclusive charts
  • Bulletin: Breaking stories, chart info and analysis sent directly to your inbox every weekday
  • Billboard Magazine iPad Edition: An enhanced version of the magazine with video, photo galleries and playable charts
  • Archives: A rich history of Billboard.biz articles and exclusive charts

Join now or Log In

Questions? Comments? Let us know: @billboardbiz

Print