Greek vet named senior VP, global marketing.

As expected, Sony BMG Global Marketing Group has named George Levendis as senior VP. The move was first tipped here earlier this month.

Levendis, who has relocated from Athens to New York, has served as managing director/CEO of Greek company Heaven Music/Antenna Entertainment since 2002. Prior to that, he held marketing and management roles during 13 years with BMG.

In his new role, Levendis will liaise between Sony BMG's U.S. repertoire centers and its operations around the world. He reports to Sony BMG executive VP/chief marketing officer Tim Prescott.