Frank Briegmann, senior VP of international at BMG Germany, will leave the company to join Universal Music Germany as CEO, Billboard.biz has learned.

Frank Briegmann, senior VP of international at BMG Germany, will leave the company to join Universal Music Germany as CEO, Billboard.biz has learned.

Briegmann will take the reins from Vico Antippas, who has been Universal's interim CEO since the departure in January of former chairman/CEO Tim Renner. Antippas remains president of Universal Music Germany/Switzerland/Austria.

Jorgen Larsen, chairman/CEO Universal Music International, will continue to be involved with the day-to-day operation of the German affiliate during the transition period.

Sources say Briegmann is currently signed to a long-term contract with BMG. It is unclear when he will join Universal.