The marketing team at EMI Music Continental Europe in London has been restructured under the division's new chairman/CEO Jean-Francois Cecillon, Billboard.biz has learned.

The marketing team at EMI Music Continental Europe in London has been restructured under the division's new chairman/CEO Jean-Francois Cecillon, Billboard.biz has learned.

The new team will center on three key executives, all reporting directly to Cecillon.

Vincent Clery-Melin has been promoted to VP marketing for Capitol/Virgin, effective immediately. He was previously director of Labels Europe, EMI Music's unit dealing with licensed repertoire from indie labels. In his new role, Clery-Melin will oversee all marketing priorities from continental Europe, as well as indie repertoire.

Louise Hammar will join EMI on June 1 as director of A&R for EMI Music Continental Europe. In this newly-created position, she will provide A&R management and support for continental European projects. She previously acted as an A&R consultant.

Jean Ducasse will continue as VP of EMI marketing, in charge of strategic marketing.

As a result of the restructuring, several members of the marketing team have left the company. Among those exiting are Capitol marketing VP Monica Marin and Virgin Continental Europe marketing director Steve Lee.

The department was created by former Continental Europe CEO Emmanuel de Buretel in April 2002 with the goal of fully exploiting and developing EMI's Continental European repertoire and artists throughout and outside the region. Sources at EMI say the goal has not changed but the simplified structure will allow the company to be more focused. De Buretel left EMI on March 31.

Billboard.biz has also learned that EMI Music Continental Europe executive VP/CFO Eric Bielsa has left the company. EMI declined to comment on the changes.