Universal Music Group has appointed industry veteran Enzo Valdez to oversee operations in the Philippines, effective immediately. Valdez will serve as managing director of the Manilla-based Universal Music Philippines, home to artists including Juan Karlos, Darren Espanto and Autotellic, as well as the newly launched Def Jam Philippines.
"Enzo is a creative force, musical innovator, seasoned executive and enthusiastic entrepreneur, and the perfect person to lead Universal Music Philippines into the future," said Calvin Wong, CEO, Universal Music Southeast Asia & svp, Asia. "While UMG continues to be a powerhouse in international repertoire in the country, Enzo's appointment will allow us to grow aggressively domestic music, artist management and touring business together with the teams in the Philippines."
Valdez joins UMG from the Sindikato Group, the artist management company he founded in 2010. The firm’s client list includes Ben&Ben, Fern. and Callalily, and it has since expanded into video production and events. Valdez has also worked as an A&R and management consultant for Sony Music Philippines.