Lars Toft has left his position as managing director of EMI Music Denmark after two years to pursue a new career, the company said June 21.

Lars Toft has left his position as managing director of EMI Music Denmark after two years to pursue a new career, the company said June 21.

Adrian Cheesley, managing director of EMI Continental Europe's Eastern European, Middle East, Turkey & Africa unit, will takeover as interim GM of EMI Music Denmark.

An announcement on the future management of the Danish company will be made in August.

In the meantime, a supervisory board chaired by Chris Kennedy, COO for EMI Music Continental Europe, will oversee the company's day-to-day activities. Other supervisory board members include Cheesley and EMI Music Denmark management executives. Asa Torneryd and Per Eirik Johansen, the respective MDs of EMI Music Sweden and Norway, will join the board as special advisors.

"I fully understand his decision to pursue a new career direction beyond the term of his contract with us and I wish him every success in his next career step," Jean-Francois Cecillon, chairman and CEO of EMI Music Continental Europe, commented in a statement.

Toft assumed the MD post two years ago, replacing Michael Ritto who had headed EMI since the company entered the Danish market in the mid-1990s.