Alejandro Duque Named Managing Director Of Universal Music Latino, Machete and Capitol Latin
Alejandro Duque has been promoted to the post of managing director of Universal Music Latino, Machete and Capitol Latin.
Duque, 36, who holds a BA in Music Business & Management from Berklee College of Music in Boston, joined Universal Music in Colombia in 2005, where he was responsible for new media in the Andean Region. In 2007, he was promoted to Latin America Digital Manager and two years later he became director of sales and business development for South Cone.
In 2012, he was promoted to vp of digital and business development for Latin America, a post he held until 2016, when he was appointed general manager, Universal Music Latino, Machete y Capitol Latin.
"This appointment recognizes the talent, leadership and enthusiasm that Alejandro brings to our team," said Víctor González, president of Universal Music Latin Entertainment. "His ability to find the appropriate dialog with each artist achieves a very productive recording environment and marketing strategies."
Jesús López, chairman/CEO, Universal Music Latin America & Iberian Peninsula, added: "Alejandro is one of the most successful under 40 executives of Latin music. All his accumulated experience in various areas of the business and in different countries consolidate him as a unique leader to continue commanding the transition of our business models in the US Latin market."
Duque has been a key factor in the success of artists such as Luis Fonsi, Juanes, J Balvin, Sebastián Yatra and Karol G, among others. He has also been instrumental not only to the operations of the digital business in the region, but also as a key member of the team that has grown Universal Music’s new business in Latin America.
"It is an honor to work under the leadership of Jesús and Víctor and I thank them for the opportunity to continue to do so in this new role," concluded Duque. "These are incredibly exciting times for Latin music and UMLE's Artist roster and team are the best in the business, I am very grateful for the opportunity to continue to lead this label."
In his new expanded role, Duque will oversee all projects, new signings, A&R and the marketing and digital teams for Latino, Machete and Capitol Latin. He will report directly to Gonzalez.