UMG Names Antippas To Head Up Nordic, Central & Eastern Europe
May 2, 2007 at 4:46 PM (PT)
VICTOR (VICO) ANTIPPAS has been promoted to Sr. VP for UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP INTERNATIONAL (UMGI) and President of Nordic, Central & Eastern EUROPE. He has been Sr. VP for Central & Eastern EUROPE since AUGUST 2004.
ANTIPPAS becomes responsible for UMG's companies in BELGIUM, DENMARK, FINLAND, NORWAY and SWEDEN, in addition to his existing stewardship of companies in AUSTRIA, SWITZERLAND, GREECE, HUNGARY, RUSSIA, POLAND, CZECH REPUBLIC, SLOVAKIA and ROMANIA. He is based in ZURICH, SWITZERLAND and reports to UMGI Exec. VP/A&R & Marketing MAX HOLE.
"VICO ANTIPPAS is one of our most experienced executives, who has made a real difference to the success of our businesses in Central and Eastern EUROPE, and it was logical to extend his area of responsibility," HOLE said. "We're confident that his skills will enhance the companies which are newly under his supervision."
ANTIPPAS said, "I am honored and very happy to take on this new responsibility for these successful UMGI operating companies in some of the musically most creative countries in the world."
The new appointment follows the recent decision by THEO ROOS to step down from his post as Sr. VP for the Nordic and Belgian region and as President/CEO of UNIVERSAL MUSIC NETHERLANDS.