Warner Music International today (March 5) confirmed that Warner Music Asia Pacific president Lachie Rutherford has added duties as chairman/CEO of its affiliate in Japan.

Warner Music International today (March 5) confirmed that Warner Music Asia Pacific president Lachie Rutherford has added duties as chairman/CEO of its affiliate in Japan.

Hong Kong-based Rutherford replaces Hiroshi Inagaki, who retired as Warner Music Japan chairman/CEO on March 1. All WMJ department heads will now report directly to Rutherford, who will run the company on a day-to-day basis with WMJ president Takashi Yoshida.

"I am confident that under Lachie Rutherford's great leadership, WMJ will rise to the challenges and considerable opportunities in the Japanese marketplace," says WMI chairman/CEO Paul-Rene Albertini, to whom Rutherford continues to report.