EMI Music's global marketing team is to undergo a major reshuffle, Billboard.biz has learned.

The changes, which are expected to be formally announced later today (March 16), will see the departure of Matthieu Lauriot-Prevost, previously head of EMI Music's global marketing team. In total, Billboard understands that three executives will leave EMI, and a further three will move to other parts of the company as a result of the re-structure.

JF Cecillon, who was recently promoted from EMI Music Continental Europe chairman/CEO to the new role of chairman and CEO, EMI Music International, has also made several major appointments.

Susie Smith, who previously worked for EMI's global marketing operation's Capitol stream between 2003 and 2005, and also worked for Paul McGuinness' Principle Management, returns to the company to take up the role of senior VP, global marketing, for EMI Music, reporting to Cecillon. She is expected to take up the role in mid-April.

Giampietro Paravella has been promoted from the Continental European marketing team to the role of SVP, international marketing, for EMI Music International -- Cecillon's new department which oversees EMI's recorded music operations in Continental Europe, Japan, Asia, Latin America and Australia/New Zealand. He reports to Cecillon.

And James Bradbury, who previously worked in global commercial marketing under Lauriot-Provost, is promoted to VP, global catalog marketing for EMI Music, reporting to Cecillon.

Laurent Chapeau, currently managing director of Virgin Music France, is elevated to VP, international marketing, for the Continental European region, reporting to Paravella. Chapeau will be based in Paris and an announcement about his replacement at Virgin Music France is expected imminently.

Cecillon himself was promoted shortly after the dramatic departures in January of EMI Music chairman and CEO Alain Levy and vice chairman David Munns.