Italian industry association FIMI has elected Enzo Mazza as its new president during an assembly this morning (May 31) in Milan. At the same time, the trade body appointed a new governing committee.

Italian industry association FIMI has elected Enzo Mazza as its new president during an assembly this morning (May 31) in Milan. At the same time, the trade body appointed a new governing committee.

Mazza, who was FIMI director general since 1998, succeeds lawyer Alberto Pojaghi, who had been FIMI president since 1999.

Meanwhile, Warner Music Italy president/CEO Massimo Giuliano was elected VP of FIMI, succeeding Nar International president Mario Limongelli. Earlier this month, Limongelli and representatives from 80 independent label members resigned from FIMI to form a new body.

Mazza, Giuliano and Pojaghi will form part of the new FIMI governing body, alongside Mario Allione, GM of FMA music publishing; Beppe Ciaraldi, GM of EMI Music Italy; Franco Cabrini, president/CEO of Sony Music/BMG Ricordi Italy and Piero La Falce, president/CEO of Universal Music Italy.

Mazza will continue the daily administrative duties that he performed as director general. The president's mandate is for three years and he can have a maximum of two terms.