Warner Music International (WMI) has re-structured in the Nordic region, adding its affiliate in Finland to what was previously its Scandinavian arm.

WMI has appointed Warner Music Scandinavia Jonas Siljemark as the president of the newly-re-named and expanded Warner Music Nordic division. The move means that Siljemark's current responsibility for WMI's businesses in Denmark, Norway and Sweden now includes Finland where current managing director Marita Kaasalainen is leaving after 18 years service.

Kaasalainen will remain at Warner for a handover period running until September; a new Finland managing director will be announced later this year.

The company heads in all four countries will report to Stockholm-based Siljemark, who continues to report to London-based John Reid, vice chairman of WMI/ president of Warner Music Continental Europe.

Meanwhile, former Warner Music Scandinavia marketing director Bo Frolander has been named general manager of Warner Music Sweden and, effective June 25, Guttorm Raa is appointed general manager of Warner Music Norway, returning from Sony BMG where he has been head of promotion for the past year. He replaces Fred Engh who left WMI in May.

In a statement, Reid said: "We believe the creation of a more unified management structure in the Nordic region will strengthen our ability to act regionally as well as locally, and will better position us for continued growth in these markets."

He added that, under Kaasalainen's direction, Warner Music Finland "became one of the leading music companies in the market."

Siljemark has been president, Warner Music Scandinavia since 2003. He joined from Swedish indie Bonnier Amigo Music Group, where he was president.

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