EMI Ups Two Top Execs In Restructuring
January 18, 2007 at 1:22 PM (PT)
A week after dismissing CEO ALAIN LEVY and Vice Chairman DAVID MUNNS (NET NEWS 1/12), EMI GROUP has named JF CECILLON Chairman/CEO of the newly established EMI MUSIC INTERNATIONAL -- which will focus on EMI's recorded music business outside of NORTH AMERICA and the U.K. -- and has appointed IAN HANSON to the global role of COO of EMI MUSIC. CECILLON was previously head of EMI MUSIC for CONTINENTAL EUROPE, while HANSON was Sr. VP/Chairman's Office for EMI MUSIC.
"For the past 2 1/2 years, JF CECILLON has led our continental European operations across 21 countries and delivered a major turnaround in that business," Chairman/CEO ERIC NICOLI said. "During his tenure, EMI's market share in the region has grown by nearly three points, profits have tripled and new artists have been established. He is the ideal candidate to help me run our recorded music business outside the U.K. and NORTH AMERICA.
"IAN HANSON is a proven deal-maker who has played a central role in developing and implementing new and innovative strategies across the business, from pioneering artist agreements with artists such as ROBBIE WILLIAMS through to driving efficiencies."