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

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 last week at a meeting in Vienna.

In other news from the meeting, 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.