International Federation of Phonographic Industry (IFPI) Austria has elected Manfred Lappe, COO of Warner Music Group for the Germany, Switzerland and Austria territories, as its president for a two-y

International Federation of Phonographic Industry (IFPI) Austria has elected Manfred Lappe, COO of Warner Music Group for the Germany, Switzerland and Austria territories, as its president for a two-year period. IFPI members appointed Lappe to the role at a meeting in Vienna the week of Dec. 6.

Albert Manzinger, managing director EMI Music Switzerland, and Horst Unterholzner, GM Sony Music Entertainment Austria, were re-elected to the trade body's management board. Other members of the management board include Hannes Eder, GM Universal Music Austria, and Mark Flury, managing director of Edel Records Austria.