UMG Names Gautam Srivastava EVP/Human Resources
May 26, 2016 at 10:22 AM (PT)
UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP (UMG) has appointed GAUTAM SRIVASTAVA EVP/Human Resources, effective MAY 30th. Previously SVP/Chief Human Resources Officer at SHUTTERFLY, INC., SRIVASTAVA will oversee all aspects of UMG’s global human resources operations spanning more than 60 countries, including compensation and benefits, recruiting, people development, workforce and leadership planning, pensions, union and regulatory frameworks, information systems, and diversity initiatives.
“At UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP, talent is at the heart of everything we do, whether that’s signing the best recording artists and songwriters or attracting exceptional employees,” UMG Chairman/CEO LUCIAN GRAINGE said. “With Gautam, we are adding an executive who will accelerate our human resources functions while also serving a vital role in fostering employee development, creating a diverse workplace as well as recruiting a broad range of talent from many different industries to help our company evolve.”
“UMG is redefining what it means to be a music entertainment company by providing its artists and labels with new opportunities in film, television, and theatrical and live events; building out new technology and digital initiatives; and offering commercial support through branding, marketing and merchandise operations,” SRIVASTAVA said. “The need to identify and develop employees and attract top talent has never been more important. I’m thrilled to work at UMG, where everyone shares a passion for music, developing artists and working collaboratively. I want to thank LUCIAN and my colleagues for this opportunity –- you can’t ask for a more exciting job."