EMI France has appointed Olivier Montfort as president, effective April 14.

Montfort will report to EMI Europe, Middle East and Africa president David Kassler. He replaces Nathalie Collin, who left the company in January 2009 to join national newspaper Liberation.

Monfort is a seasoned music executive; he started his career in 1982 at French leading music retailer Fnac, then joined Virgin in 1988 to launch Virgin Megastores in France.

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