Maarten Steinkamp, head of Continental Europe for Sony BMG Music Entertainment, has appointed his top managers in France.

Maarten Steinkamp, head of Continental Europe for Sony BMG Music Entertainment, has appointed his top managers in France.

Olivier Montfort is named chairman/CEO. He was president/CEO of Sony Music France, a position he had held since 2000. A retail veteran who joined Sony in 1993, Montfort previously launched the Virgin Megastore chain in France.

Christophe Lameignere has been named executive VP of Sony BMG France and president of the music division. Most recently president of the music division of BMG France, Lameignere began his career at EMI Music Publishing France, then joined Epic and Zomba before shifting to BMG in early 2003.

Finally, Alain Prigent, who was senior VP of Sony Music France, takes the same title at Sony BMG France. He will oversee finance, administration, IT, operations and sales.