Kelvin Wadsworth has been elevated to the position of president, Asian region, Sony BMG.

The promotion means that the Hong Kong-based executive, whose previous title at Sony BMG was executive VP and COO, Asian region, adds China and Japan to the list of Asian territories for which he is responsible.

Wadsworth reports to Sony BMG Music Entertainment COO Tim Bowen.

"Kelvin's promotion recognizes the outstanding work that he has done in leading our Asian businesses over the past two years, and provides him with a clear mandate to continue to develop new businesses in a region that offers great potential and opportunity for Sony BMG," Bowen said in a statement.

"His leadership abilities, and his extensive knowledge of both this company and the Asian music market, make him the ideal executive for this role."