EMI Music Continental Europe chairman/CEO Jean-Francois Cecillon has established a new regional management structure. The changes include the introduction of two sub-regions, one for the Iberian penin
EMI Music Continental Europe chairman/CEO Jean-Francois Cecillon has established a new regional management structure. The changes include the introduction of two sub-regions, one for the Iberian peninsula and the other comprising Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Turkey and Africa.
Manolo Diaz, president/CEO of EMI Music Spain, will assume the additional role of president of EMI Music Iberia. David Ferreira, managing director of EMI Music Portugal, will add the post of VP, EMI Music Iberia, reporting to Diaz.
Adrian Cheesley, MD for EMI in the Middle East, has been upped to MD for Eastern Europe, Middle East, Turkey and Africa. The MDs in Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Turkey, Lebanon and South Africa will all report to Cheesley, who is based in London. Cheesley continues to report to Cecillon.
As part of the realignment, EMI Music Continental Europe COO Thomas Hedstrom will exit. EMI's operations in Austria, Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Belgium and Greece, which were previously overseen by Hedstrom, will now report directly to Cecillon.
"This further development of our regional management and structure is designed to support our change and growth program across our businesses," explains Cecillon. "Manolo, David and Adrian's operational knowledge and experience will greatly add to the quality of our management team."
Cecillon was appointed president of EMI Music Continental Europe in March 2004, replacing Emmanuel De Buretel.