MONTEIRO APPOINTED SENIOR VP, UNIVERSAL MUSIC SOUTH EAST ASIA
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, July 5, 2007 – At Universal Music Group (UMG), the world’s largest music company, Sandy Monteiro has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Universal Music South East Asia.
The appointment was announced today by Max Hole, President, Asia Pacific Region, Universal Music Group International, to whom Monteiro reports.
Monteiro assumes responsibility for Universal Music operations in Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines, with the heads of those territories reporting to him. He continues in his current post as Managing Director, Universal Music Malaysia, based in Kuala Lumpur.
Monteiro will also retain his role as Vice President, Digital, Universal Music South East Asia, excluding China.
Max Hole commented, “Sandy has made significant contributions to our business in South East Asia. First and foremost, he is a music man, and has also proved to be a great manager and motivator of people. Moreover, in the all-important digital arena, he has demonstrated knowledge, skill and an ability to think strategically. This combination of talents makes Sandy ideally suited for this new post.”
Sandy Monteiro said, “These are interesting times for the ASEAN market, a place where the digital business is going to play an increasingly important role in shaping our companies and how we deliver our business. I’m grateful for this vote of confidence and the opportunity to work for a record company where the first priority is still the music.”
Monteiro joined Universal Music as Managing Director in Malaysia in December 2002, adding responsibility for UMGI’s digital business in South East Asia in June 2006. Previously, he held posts at Warner Music, MCA, Recording Industry Association of Malaysia, and Soundbuzz.
The heads of Universal Music companies in Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa, South Korea and Taiwan continue to report directly to Max Hole.
About Universal Music Group
Universal Music Group is the world’s leading music company with wholly owned record operations or licensees in 77 countries. Its businesses also include Universal Music Publishing Group, the industry’s largest global music publishing operations.
Universal Music Group consists of record labels Decca Label Group, Deutsche Gramophone, Interscope Geffen A&M Records, Geffen Records, Island Def Jam Music Group, Lost Highway Records, MCA Nashville, Mercury Nashville, Mercury Records, Philips, Polydor Records, Universal Music Latino, Universal Motown Records Group, Universal South Records and Verve Music Group, as well as a multitude of record labels owned or distributed by its record company subsidiaries around the world. The Universal Music Group owns the most extensive catalog of music in the industry, which is marketed through two distinct divisions, Universal Music Enterprises (in the U.S.) and Universal Strategic Marketing (outside the U.S.). Universal Music Group also includes eLabs, a new media and technologies division, and Universal Music Mobile.
Universal Music Group is a unit of Vivendi, a global media and communications company.