Arno van Berkel has risen from GM to managing director of Warner/Chappell Music Benelux, a new role.

A former 10-year veteran with EMI Music Publishing, the executive will assume responsibility for all creative aspects of the Hilversum, Netherlands-based affiliate's operations. He will focus on identifying new opportunities for the publisher's catalog across a variety of platforms.

"Arno's promotion builds on his existing successes with the company and confirms his important role in the continued transformation of our business in Benelux," comments Dave Johnson, CEO, Warner/Chappell Music, in a statement.

Van Berkel reports jointly to Richard Manners, managing director creative, Warner/Chappell Music and Mike Lavin, regional finance director, Warner/Chappell Music Europe.