Veteran French industry executives Christophe Lameignère and Christophe Waignier have been elevated as part of a management realignment at Sony BMG Music France, the major said today (May 31).

Veteran French industry executives Christophe Lameignère and Christophe Waignier have been elevated as part of a management realignment at Sony BMG Music France, the major said today (May 31).

Lameignère has been upped to chairman/CEO of the Paris-based company, reporting to Maarten Steinkamp, president of continent Europe for Sony BMG Music Entertainment. Until recently, Lameignère was executive VP, Sony BMG Music France and president of the music division.

He replaces former Sony BMG Music Entertainment France chairman/CEO Olivier Montfort, who has left the company.

Meanwhile, Waignier has been named executive VP, reporting to Lameignère. Waignier was senior VP, commercial affairs, Sony BMG Continental Europe.