Sandy Monteiro, president, Universal Music South East Asia, has expanded his responsibilities to include the new position of Head of New Business for Asia Pacific, it was announced Monday by George Ash, president Asia Pacific for Universal Music.

Monteiro is currently responsible for Universal's Asian Regional Office and operating companies in Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, The Philippines and Korea. He will now additionally head Universal Music's New Business Division for the Asia Pacific region outside of Japan, expanding the company's commitment to Asia by identifying and overseeing new and dynamic business opportunities for Universal Music and its artists.

George Ash said: "Sandy is a highly regarded and successful executive in the Asian region who has achieved outstanding success and transformed Universal's operations to make us the clear market leader.  I am excited that Sandy will now be applying his immense knowledge and skills to expand our New Business activities across the Asia Pacific region."

Sandy Monteiro said: "It is great to be given this role in an area of the business that is both strategic and expanding. I look forward to working closely with George and our companies to fulfill the potential of the region."