Simone Bosé Appointed President of Universal Music Iberian Peninsula

Simone Bosé has been named president of Universal Music Iberian Peninsula.

The news comes less than a week after the exec revealed he was exiting his role as of Parlophone Music Spain & Portugal.

With immediate effect, Bosé reports to Jesús Lopez, chairman and CEO of Universal Music Latin America and Iberian Peninsula.

“Simone represents the very best in creative leadership and business management,” comments Lopez is a statement. “I’m confident he will play a key role in helping us achieve our goals in the Iberian Peninsula and reinforce the strong leadership Universal Music has in the Spanish speaking markets.”

Simone Bosé Exits as Chairman of Parlophone Spain

The new position at Universal Music is a sort of homecoming for Bosé, who served at the company’s Mercury label in Spain from 1992 to 1999. During that stint, he held posts as director of A&R and marketing, director of international exploitation and managing director.

After Bosé left Universal in 1999, he went on to become a founding partner in independent music company BajaMusic. He joined EMI as GM of EMI Music Spain in 2004, and was elevated in 2009 to chairman of EMI Music Spain and Portugal. During his time with EMI, he oversaw the development of artists like Bebe and Pablo Alborán. Following the merger of EMI and Warner, he was appointed chairman of Parlophone.

At Universal Music Iberian Peninsula, Bosé succeeds Fabrice Benoit who recently left the company.

The Universal Music affiliate’s roster includes such artists as Alejandro Sanz, David Bisbal, Paulina Rubio, Manuel Carrasco, Antonio Orozco, Rosario, Antonio Carmona, Paco de Lucía and Miguel Poveda.